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A coalition of taxpayer groups is calling on the Virginia General Assembly to repeal an increase in the state's retail sax tax, which was passed in conjunction with a decrease in the gas tax, to fuel $4 billion worth of transportation improvements.
Tags: transportation reform, Virginia General Assembly, Tim Hugo, Bob Marshall, Bill Howell, sales tax, National Taxpayers Union, Americans for Tax Reform, Fairfax County Taxpayers Alliance, Hank Silverberg
The House showdown over a surprise redistricting bill that Senate Republicans strong-armed to passage will have to wait for another day.
House of Delegates Speaker Bill Howell of Stafford County and other GOP leaders said they will propose funding to put more safety officers in Virginia elementary schools in response to the mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut.
A big battle lies ahead in Virginia over its state budget. It includes money that could keep some local tolls down, but it's far from a done deal.
Where you vote and who you can choose for Congress are still not decided as 2012 begins in Virginia. It could be decided by the General Assembly, or it could be the federal courts that decide.