Folks up in Northern Virginia have some serious road congestion problems that need fixing.
They also have a living standard that exceeds, on average, twice that of Virginians in Southwest and Southside, with corresponding disposable income.
But no matter. They, and our Governor, are hell bent on us helping to fix their problem. Read Tax Increase:
Kaine assails part of Va. roads planSpeaking for "the state," at least that portion of which includes ... or once included Bassett Furniture, and Georgia Pacific, and Bristol Compressor, and Dutailier, and Hooker Furniture, and Webb Furniture, and Pulaski Furniture, and Volvo, and Mack Truck, and Ethan Allen, and Celanese Acetate, and Johnson & Johnson, and Lear Corp., and Dan River, and Tultex, and Spring Ford Industries, and National Textiles, and Buster Brown, and Natalie Knitting Mills, and American of Martinsville, and Virginia Glove, and Virginia House Furniture, and Lea Industries, and ArvinMeritor, and Alcoa Wheels, and Rowe Furniture, and VF Knitwear, and Vaughan Furniture, and Burlington Industries, and Renfro, and Stanley Furniture, and Dana Corporation, and Thomasville Furniture, and Sara Lee Branded Apparel, ...
He cites regional opposition to shifting burden to localities
The Associated Press
Fairfax -- A component of state transportation legislation that would shift responsibility for planning and building secondary roads to Northern Virginia localities is a nonstarter, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine said yesterday.
Kaine's closed-door meeting in Fairfax was the first in a series of visits the Democratic governor is making around the state as he prepares to make sweeping amendments to the transportation package passed by the Republican-dominated General Assembly.
Kaine said officials strenuously objected to the provisions about secondary roads and told him they want some of the burden for raising revenues shifted to the state. (link)
... we respectfully request that you rich folks in Northern Virginia solve your own problems.
At least until we and our neighbors of the above are able to solve ours.