Transportation Bill Could Be Vetoed

February 27, 2007

Governor Kaine has threatened that the Transportation Bill passed by the House and Senate last week could be vetoed. The governor plans on a major rewrite of the bill.

Kaine says he will veto the entire bill if the changes are rejected. Kaine said in his monthly radio show that he and local officials in northern Virginia and Hampton Roads have to scrutinize the 106 page bill in order to understand how regional packages will affect them.

On his radio program Kaine said the proposal to commit 200 million dollars a year in general fund money, used to pay for public schools, health care, and public safety is unacceptable.

Legislators will return to Richmond on April 4th to consider Kaine's amendments to any bills including the transportation bill. If the changes are rejected Kaine can veto the bill keeping it from becoming law.

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