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With GOP split, Dems hold cards on roads bill fate

With Virginia Republicans split over a transportation funding compromise, Democrats may be the deciding factor in whether the first major reforms to Virginia's highway financing system in 27 years hits the governor's desk.

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 07:51pm EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, Medicaid

Report: Gas tax hike would hurt Md. workers

Americans for Prosperity says raising Maryland's gas tax would kill about 1,000 jobs and hurt low- and middle-class workers the most.

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 05:25pm EST

Tags: Thomas V. Mike Miller, gas tax, Americans for Prosperity

House, Senate negotiators on transportation reform

Two Northern Virginia lawmakers will negotiate a compromise transportation funding bill that could alter local and state taxes and the fate of the Silver Line to Dulles.

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 08:30pm EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly,

Fairfax officials fear Silver Line funding in jeopardy

As Virginia lawmakers continue to debate how to pay for transportation projects in the state, Fairfax County officials fear the loss of $300 million that is slated to help pay for constructing the Silver Line to Dulles.

Tuesday - 02/12/2013, 03:38pm EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, transportation funding reform bill, Silver Line, Sharon Bulova, jeff mckay

Va. Legislature considers income tax for roads, NOVA

Nine local governments in Northern Virginia would be allowed to impose an income to pay for local road projects under a bill advancing through the legislature. Local opponents liken the measure to legislative surrender as the state continues to struggle to fund transportation.

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 04:24pm EST

Tags: Chap Peterson, Virginia General Assembly, income taxes, Sharon Bulova

House Roll Call on HB2313 (Howell, WJ)

Votes Tuesday by which the House of Delegates passed HB2313, the transportation funding reform bill, on a vote of 53-46 with one delegate not voting. Delegates are listed alphabetically according to their party and their vote. A yes vote is for final passage.

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 12:16am EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, Roll Call

Senate panel advances governor's transportation bill

The full Virginia Senate is expected to debate and amend a bill that would eliminate the state's gas tax and increase the sales tax. A committee approved the governor's transportation bill Thursday but even Republicans say the bill needs changes before it could advance further.

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 07:33pm EST

Tags: gas tax, Virginia General Assembly, Dick Saslaw, Janet Howell, Jill Vogel

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Hybrid car owners protest McDonnell's proposed fee

Hybrid and electric car owners circled the capital Thursday to protest a $100 yearly fee that would be placed on their vehicles if Gov. Bob McDonnell's transportation plan passes.

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 05:53pm EST

Tags: gas tax, electric car, alternative fuel, Bob McDonnell, Richmond, Va., Hank Silverberg

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Miller pitches allowing counties to levy gas tax

County governments in Maryland could raise up to 5 cents per gallon on gas sales for local transportation projects, under the latest proposal made Thursday by the state Senate president on how to raise badly needed money for transportation.

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 07:33pm EST

Tags: Thomas V. Mike Miller, gas tax, Maryland General Assembly

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