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News Minute: Here is the latest Virginia news from The Associated Press

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia lawmakers and Gov. Terry McAuliffe have agreed to cut $192 million to state agencies to fill a projected budget gap. The elected officials also announced Monday they they will cut $90 million from higher education as part of a plan to preserve Virginia's AAA bond rating.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia attorney general's office is creating a statewide coordinator to prepare local inmates for their return to society. Attorney General Mark R. Herring also asays the so-called re-entry portal will link former inmates up with state services after they finish their sentences.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A report by the investment rating agency Standard & Poor's says the income gap is undermining budgets in Virginia and other states. The S&P report released Monday says Virginia is among the 10 states most reliant on income tax revenues.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Potential solutions for distracted driving will be discussed at a conference in Richmond. The 2014 Virginia Distracted Driving Summit will be held Monday and Tuesday at the Westin Richmond and is organized by a nonprofit group called Drive Smart Virginia.

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