Bolling defends incentives, says Cuccinelli's objection a mistake

Lieutenant Governor addressed business leaders Thursday morning in Roanoke County

Joe Dashiell
POSTED: 07:14 PM EDT Jun 06, 2013    UPDATED: 10:32 PM EDT Jun 06, 2013 
Bolling defends incentives, says Cuccinelli's objection a mistake
ROANOKE, Va. -

Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling is parting company with Ken Cuccinelli on another issue: economic development. Speaking Thursday in Roanoke County, the Lieutenant Governor defended the use of incentives to attract new industry. And he said the state will pay a price if it gets rid of them.
 
Speaking to a business appreciation breakfast in Roanoke County Bolling said it would be a mistake for Cuccinelli to end the practice as Governor.

"If you're going to take the position that you're not going to use incentives, you're not going to be a jobs governor," Bolling said, "because there are a lot of big projects in our state that you're just not going to get, if you don't have responsible incentive programs in place."
 
A spokesperson for the Cuccinelli campaign declined comment Thursday afternoon.