Speaker of the House Bill Howell (R-28) announced his support of Gov. Bob McDonnell's transportation funding plan.
McDonnell has proposed increasing Virginia’s sales tax and abolishing its nearly 27-year-old gas tax as part of his $3.1 billion plan to fund improvements to Virginia’s transportation system over the next five years.
McDonnell's proposal is detailed in Tuesday's Patch article, .
"This is a bold and comprehensive long-term solution to Virginia's transportation funding needs," Speaker Howell said in a statement.
"This is not a patchwork solution. This plan allows us to make the critical investments in our infrastructure that will keep Virginia competitive in a global 21st century economy," he said.
"Without a solid infrastructure, customers can not get to businesses, employees can not get to work and businesses can not transport their goods. Simply, this is about jobs."