McDonnell Faces Criticism on $4B Transportation Plan

December 13, 2010

A conservative group that played a major role in last month's Republican congressional election victories is uneasy about Gov. Bob 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.


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