This actually gives us a preliminary indication. He's siding with the northerners.
But crunch time approaches:
Virginia lawmakers tiptoe around tax billsA gas tax increase. The most regressive tax on earth. And ol' Phil is likely to vote for it again.
By Gary Emerling, the Washington Times
Lawmakers trying to solve Virginia's transportation crisis during a special session that resumes this week are weighing tax proposals that members of both parties say could impact future elections.
After a two-week recess, the General Assembly will reconvene in Richmond on Wednesday for a special session called by Gov. Tim Kaine to fund transportation projects.
The House is expected to kill a funding proposal by Senate Majority Leader Richard L. Saslaw, Fairfax Democrat, that calls for a gradual 6-cent increase in the state's gasoline tax - but only after forcing Democrats in the chamber to consider the bill.
A vote in favor of the measure, which passed the Senate 21-16, could prove risky at a time of record gas prices and as lawmakers seek re-election next year. (link)
I have a better idea - one actually proposed by our governor. The people in northern Virginia and Hampton Roads are clamoring for road improvements, and for a tax increase to pay for them. I say, let them have their wish(es). Increase their sales taxes.
And leave the poor people of Appalachia alone, ... Mr. Puckett.