Bob McDonnell has run out of gas
April 30, 2012
The Roanoke Times editorializes, "[S]tate leaders are most likely to swallow hard and raise road revenues right about now, while elections are but a distant anxiety for the 140 legislators, and Gov. Bob McDonnell is starting to wind up his term and contemplate his legacy. Instead, it appears that 2012's greatest achievement will be a law allowing the Virginia Department of Transportation to hawk naming rights for roads, an idea that's unlikely to underwrite more than a couple of turn lanes... McDonnell needs an image make-over, but don't count on it including stronger leadership on Virginia's transportation needs."
Progressive Point: Virginia families depend on the Commonwealth's transportation system to get to work, school, the grocery store, and more. We depend on our elected officials to fund and fix it when it's broken, but this year Governor McDonnell has shrunk from the task and passed the buck yet again.
In his final budget, Bob McDonnell failed to fix our roads, bridges, and infrastructure. Instead, he's buying fancy TV ads and leaving problems for the next governor to solve. Investing in transportation solutions is an investment in our families' and economy's future. But Bob McDonnell's transportation leadership failure has brought Virginia to an impasse. Virginia's families and businesses need leadership that will put our future in drive, but Bob McDonnell has run out of gas.
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