Among the projects in debate was more than $5 million for a tunnel sought by five senators on the budget committee. It would cover the approximately 100 yards from the Capitol to the General Assembly Building, where legislators keep their offices.That's R-Henrico as in Republican - Henrico.
"It's not a tunnel, it's a connector," said Sen. Walter A. Stosch, R-Henrico, and one of the Senate conferees. (link)
Don't forget the fact that it was a small cadre of "Republican" state senators who went along with their Democratic colleagues to raise our taxes last year. At the time, words like "crisis" and "trainwreck" were used to scare Virginians into believing that the state indeed needed more of our hard-earned income.
Many of us knew they were making it all up.
Now those same senators are proving it.
Sorry, fellas. If you've got $5 million to waste on a tunnel that will be used only by a handful of pampered, prevaricating (and portly) politicians who don't wish to get their blow-dried hair and Armani suits dampened by the rain, you've got $5 million you can easily return to the citizens.
We want it back!