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Transportation Plan Amendments Would Raise the Gas Tax

by Deirdre Blake posted Feb 12 2013 9:19PM
A move by Virginia's Senate finance committee Tuesday is likely another stall tactic. 
From Richmond, Free Lance-Star Reporter Chelyen Davis says the new amendments to the House passed version of the Governor's transportation plan make it look very different. Instead of eliminating the gas tax, like the governor had hoped, it would raise the tax. A sales tax would also be added to gas and localities could tack on even more.
The changes spell likely failure back in the House, which would lead to a conference committee. It would be made up of Democrats and Republicans from both chambers and they would hash out final details.
The General Assembly is set to adjourn next Saturday. As long as a decision on the revenue side of the transportation is reached by February, 13, talks could continue until then and beyond.
 
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Location : Virginia
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02/12/2013 9:19PM
Transportation Plan Amendments Would Raise the Gas Tax
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