Transportation solutions or tax giveaways
May 23, 2012
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports, "A pro-business legislative watchdog is generally happier with the first fully Republican General Assembly in years, but it's less than thrilled that lawmakers haven't boosted funding for highways or repealed several business taxes... Virginia FREE's report calls out legislators for failing to pass substantial and sustained transportation revenue, including higher taxes, while lamenting that old taxes on businesses were left on the books."
Progressive Point: Virginia families and small businesses depend on our network of roads and bridges to get us around. Unfortunately, the infrastructure we depend on every day is crumbling and the Commonwealth is running out of money to fix it. The President's plan to rebuild our roads and bridges will put Virginians back to work right away--and put money in their pockets. Too bad Bob McDonnell and his conservatives allies in the General Assembly are refusing to do their part.
Virginia's businesses know that fixing our infrastructure is a necessity to keep our economy growing. Keeping and increasing tax giveaways may be a good conservative political strategy, but it's leaving Virginia's families and businesses behind.
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