RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wants to increase state spending on efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and improve the state’s water quality.
Northam announced parts of his upcoming state budget plan Wednesday related to water issues.
The Democratic governor wants to increase funding for a program meant to help farmers improve water quality. He’s also proposing to boost funding for a fund that helps cities and suburbs reduce pollution from storm-water runoff.
Northam said the spending would speed up efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.