VA Transportation bill headed to Senate for a vote

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Virginia's transportation bill is now headed to the state Senate for a vote.

Earlier on Friday, it passed the House of Delegates 60 to 40.

This bill would eliminate the state gas tax.

But it would create a new 3.5% wholesale gas tax, increasing the state sales tax from 5% to 5.3% and imposes a new 100-dollar alternative fuel fee for hybrid vehicle owners.

If this bill passes the Senate, it'll head to Governor McDonnell's desk where he's expected to sign it into law.


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