I live in the Hampton Roads area of VA and his sweeping budget cuts are going to set this state way back. Most of us knew what this guy was going to do once in office, so no surprise here. He campaigned as a moderate but I knew otherwise.
A few years ago when he was running for AG, I attended a Mother's Day Sunday service with my Mom and he showed up at this Mega church to give a "non-political" brief chat. It was supposed to be about mother's and all the great things that they do, but instead, he lectured about "traditional" values where the wife was supposed to obey and support the husband. I was so embarrassed for all the wonderful mothers' that day and appalled that this church would let this happen.
That was the last Sunday my mother attended that church.
I'm saddened that we are going to lose funding for False Cape State Park and it appears likely it's going to close. I'm more upset that funding for social services, homeless programs, and school lunch menus are going by the wayside.
I'm not a fan of taxes, but these broad base pledges of "no new taxes" aren't realistic. I'm hoping the economy picks up and revenue increases so these programs will be re-instated but something inside me tells me our new Governor won't do that. Probably more tax cuts for businesses and the wealthy.