The House Kill's Kaines Transportation Plan
It is good to read that the massive Tim Kaine tax increases are DOA. Kaine cries for more revenue while the house stood firm against raising taxes. The WAPO has this article titled Va. House Guts Kaine's Transportation Plan.
"We don't have a revenue problem in Virginia," said Del. Jeffrey M. Frederick (R-Prince William), an anti-tax legislator who has submitted bills that he said would better help localities plan for transportation projects. "We have a transportation problem."
Good one Del. Frederick! Stand by your words sir. The senate plan will call for tax increases but the house has a different approach.
Republican delegates have said they are working on a proposal that would provide more money to build and maintain roads, one that would be able to compete with those of the Senate and Kaine. Such a plan might be unveiled as early as Wednesday. "I think you'll see a very robust transportation package that comes from this body, I really do," said Del. L. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Prince William)
Yes, a plan from the full house without huge tax increases. The RTD has this article. Kevin Hall, the governor's press secretary is complaining about the party line voting that killed the bills'. He said the house does not have a plan. Norman begs to differ in this post. Both articles expect the house plan to be released this week. Here we see two different kinds of governing. One takes the easy route and raises taxes to solve all problems. The other looks for more efficient ways of doing the job and trimming some fat. Anyone who knows anything about VDOT knows there are many ways to be more efficient and there is a lot of fat to trim.