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Point__man

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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 9:23:25 AM

Virginia’s governor proposes plan nixing gas tax

Virginia governor Bob McDonnell unveiled a sweeping plan to reconfigure the manner by which the state pays for transportation infrastructure which cuts Virginia’s gas tax in favor of an increase in its sales tax.

The plan eliminates the 17.5 cent per gallon gas tax while it increases Virginia’s sales tax from 5 to 5.8 percent. McDonnell’s plan also proposes a $15 increase in vehicle registration fees as well as adds an annual $100 alternative-fuel vehicle fee to offset lost federal gas tax revenue.

This plan, according to McDonnell, will provide more than $500 million a year by 2019 to eliminate Virginia’s practice of borrowing money meant for new projects just to fund paving and pothole patching. It will also provide $1.8 billion in new
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virostek
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 6:55:02 AM

OK.
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335d1
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 6:38:02 AM

Yup, only Virginians will have to pay. Tourists won't have to pay a cent. And the tax on diesel fuel still remains. I don't like it one bit.
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NedW
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 11:09:57 PM

Good man.
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alterman156
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:16:52 PM

Interesting idea. However, how else will the money be raised.
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esq262
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 9:47:41 PM

Nice.
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Taxrefugee
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 4:07:34 PM

No doubt the total take will only go up, which is why they're doing this in the first place.
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highdesertman
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 11:47:01 AM

You have to wonder whether the oil companies will pass along the entire amount of the savings to consumers or just lower them a little and pocket the difference.
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amgine27
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 11:42:13 AM

ild like to see it nixed in ny
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ZeroBoxes
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 11:22:17 AM

Oh boy!!!! We are baby-stepping our way to a VAT and a flat tax...which is good, so YOU get to choose when, if, and where you "pay" a tax and how much... :)
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evowner
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 11:20:06 AM

Make the non car owners pay more for the use of the roads?
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rjojo40
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:37:20 AM

raise the sales tax to 7.0 percent and only raise the vehicle reg fee 5.00 dollars
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TripleHs
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:30:06 AM

seemingly better
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Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:29:51 AM

Sounds like a good trade compared to our 7 cent sales tax PLUS gasoline tax.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:06:13 AM

just more in the "general fund" to squander
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Suzzoom
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:06:03 AM

Drivers from out of state will love this. Folks who live on the borders will be flocking to Virginia to fill up.
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MrDeath666
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:05:11 AM

Politicians just love taxes!
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cdrrod
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:04:24 AM

Bring the governor to Wisconsin!
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Zuegma
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:02:56 AM

As long as it's not offset by additional taxes/fees, it should help.
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 9:59:17 AM

Nothing said about cutting of bureaucratic expenses and reducing benefits to the state employees who produce nothing but more and more rules and regulations
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Buckeyee
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 9:49:51 AM

All the democrats know how to do is raise taxes, then spend more then what they taxed. Good job Governor !!
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bills299
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 9:36:27 AM

Way to get creative!
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 9:29:57 AM

Go Gov McDonnell!!
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YaBassa
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 9:29:21 AM

Taxes are taxes, McDonnell's plan is a shell game
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 9:24:59 AM

The Democratic counter plan was to raise both the gas and sales tax
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