VA Gov. Kaine Wants $5M for Civil War Sites

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Virginia's governor is proposing to spend $5 million to preserve several sites where armies of the North and South clashed nearly 150 years ago, including such renowned battlefields as Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Cold Harbor.

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's proposal would provide funding over the next two years for the endangered Civil War sites.

Kaine (D) included the request Monday among his amendments to the two-year budget that the General Assembly approved last month. In Virginia, the governor proposes the budget and the General Assembly adopts its own version before the governor gets a final chance to make changes. Legislators will consider Kaine's requests next week during a one-day session.

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