Transportation tax hike passes House Finance Committee

It was not a good day for the taxpayer. The Governor’s tax hike won by a count of 14-8.

Contrary to the assertions of the Washington Post, the bill had four Democrats voting in favor, not two. In fact, it needed those Democrats to pass. Had all seven Democrats voted “no”, the bill would have failed 12-10.

Five Republicans voted against it: R. Lee Ware, Kathy Byron, Mark Cole, Ben Cline, and Bob Marshall.

So now it goes to the floor…with majority support from both parties so far.

Like TARP.

I’m just sayin’

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3 Responses to Transportation tax hike passes House Finance Committee

  1. [...] McDonnell’s transportation tax hike on the House side is HB2313, which passed the House Finance Committee yesterday. The Senate version is SB1355; it passed the Senate Finance Committee this afternoon [...]

  2. [...] McDonnell’s transportation tax hike on the House side is HB2313, which passed the House Finance Committee yesterday. The Senate version is SB1355; it passed the Senate Finance Committee this afternoon [...]

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