Bill Bolling Steps Up
Via Bearing Drift we see that LtG Bolling made a stand today. His actions today help send SB1379 back to committee and hopefully to the trash can. Bravo Mr Bolling! I had not posted about this plan as it upset me that Potts and Chichester wanting to raise my taxes. I think LtG Bolling gained some points today among conservative republicans. Here is his press release.
RICHMOND - Earlier today the Senate of Virginia voted to recommit SB1379 to the Senate Committee on Finance. In response to this action, Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling issued the following statement.
"I commend the Senate on its decision to recommit SB1379 to the Committee on Finance."
"SB1379 would have resulted in massive statewide tax increases, and if adopted, would have severely jeopardized our ability to reach any agreement on transportation funding this year."
"In addition, the committee substitute to SB1379 would have significantly expanded the original purpose of the bill. Accordingly, the committee substitute was clearly not germane to the original purpose of the bill, and therefore the bill was not properly before the Senate."
"Now that SB1379 has been withdrawn, my hope is that the General Assembly will continue its efforts to reach agreement on a long-term transportation solution that does not rely on massive statewide tax increases."