This referendum is about expanding opportunity for the people
of Virginia. Passage will expand Virginia's ability to help
people learn new skills, so they can get good jobs. In a changing
economy, education is the key that unlocks the doors of opportunity
that lead to a better life. Education is key to personal advancement
- and to Virginia's economic competitiveness.
plan will grow the economy.
This bond package will generate more than $1.5 billion in
economic activity by 2008, and it will create nearly 14,000
new jobs [Source: Center for Public Policy at Virginia
plan will promote healthcare research.
Now, more than ever, excellence in education requires world-class
facilities for teaching and conducting research. Almost one-third
of the bond plan is for medical, science, engineering, and
other types of research. Medical research is a crucial part
of health care. Because of the medical research by doctors
and scientists at our two teaching hospitals, we are on the
verge of discovering cures for some types of cancer and new
a better quality of life for Virginia.
By providing funds for teaching facilities and research labs,
Virginians will have access to well-trained health care professionals
and new, cutting edge treatments - and this means better health
care for all Virginians.