Richmond needs to focus on real transportation solutions
June 8, 2012
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports, "In what was described as an unprecedented coming-together, local government leaders from across the state's urban crescent agreed to develop a common policy to confront Virginia's looming transportation funding crisis... Meeting at the Henrico County Government Center, the group agreed to draft a resolution supporting General Assembly members who 'take all necessary and immediate action' to provide a comprehensive solution to the need for new money for transportation, even if that means unpopularly raising taxes."
Progressive Point: Virginia needs leaders that understand how to rebuild and improve our infrastructure. Cutting investment in our communities kills jobs for workers who keep our Commonwealth humming. Fewer breadwinners for Virginia families and customers for Virginia businesses means less hiring and fewer jobs everywhere.
Cutting investments in our schools, police, and roads means cutting more jobs. Bob McDonnell and the General Assembly have to stop giving special tax breaks to millionaires and big corporations that aren't hiring, and start putting Americans back to work. Richmond needs to focus on jobs and real transportation solutions and put Virginia back to work.
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