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Posted at 5:54 PM ET, 12/10/2010

Group uneasy about Va. road plan

By Associated Press

A conservative group that played a major role in last month's Republican congressional election victories is uneasy about Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell's transportation financing plan.

Americans for Prosperity said in a release Friday that it's disappointed that McDonnell is borrowing "when voters have spoken overwhelmingly against such practices."

The Republican governor announced in Roanoke on Thursday that he will make $4 billion available the next three years to address Virginia's massive backlog of projects to ease persistent highway congestion.

About $3 billion of that plan relies on debt even as the state approaches the borrowing capacity government set for itself.

But the General Assembly has repeatedly rejected new statewide taxes for transportation -- including higher gasoline taxes -- the past 10 years.

By Associated Press  | December 10, 2010; 5:54 PM ET
Categories:  Virginia  
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Comments

Don't want to pay for better transportation? Fine, then don't complain - you get what you paid for - nothing.

Posted by: jcflack1 | December 13, 2010 8:28 AM | Report abuse

To be fair, Virginians also don't want anything new built. Change is scary.

Posted by: getjiggly1 | December 13, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

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