That's looking out for your constituents, fellas:
Senators approve transportation billA stab in the heart.
By Larry O'Dell, The Washington Times
RICHMOND -- The Senate voted 23-17 yesterday to pass a transportation plan offered as an alternative to a delicate compromise that had been worked out by a handful of Republican senators and delegates.
The plan faces fierce opposition in the House of Delegates, controlled by anti-tax Republicans who want to spend about $250 million annually from the state's general operating fund for transportation.
Instead of using general funds, the Senate plan would impose a one-time $150 registration fee on new- and used-car purchases and other vehicles registered in Virginia for the first time.
Sen. John H. Chichester, Stafford Republican, ... was one of six Republicans who joined all 17 Senate Democrats in voting for the bill. (link)
That "all" would include both Southwest Virginia Democratic senators of course. A vote for another tax hike. To help out the wealthy folks in Fairfax get to their day jobs at the Pentagon a bit quicker.
Question of the day: When do we get local representation back?