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Virginia Gov. McDonnell announces surplus, bonuses for state employees

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Virginia on Wednesday posted a budget surplus of nearly half a billion dollars for the third straight year, paving the way for a round of one-time bonuses for state workers who have gone five years without a pay raise. The state saved $319 million between last July and June 30, thanks largely to state agencies operating below their budgeted levels, Gov. Bob McDonnell said. With the $129...