November 19, 2013
The News & Advance reports, "The 2014 General Assembly will have, as one of its first orders of business, a bill seeking to repeal the state transportation taxes enacted in July. Del. Ben Cline, R-Rockbridge County, filed HB 3, which became public Monday, the first day to file bills for next year."
Progressive Point: Businesses and families alike know that investment is vital to the economic success of our communities--not passing the buck on fixing roads, refusing to find revenue to pay for it, and taking a cuts-only approach that stymies economic growth. However, conservatives like Del. Cline want to go back to the same failed policies that have not fixed our transportation problems for years.
We all know Virginia's roads and transportation system are still a mess and will need serious infrastructure investments in order to get better. Home front investments in our infrastructure put Virginians back to work and grow our economy. Last year, Virginia dropped from 10th to 33rd place in CNBC's ranking on state infrastructures and transportation because of failed cuts-only policies like those of Del. Cline. Virginia families deserve leaders that fight for us and for our priorities: investment in our economy, infrastructure, and future growth. The Richmond conservatives' cuts-only budget approach would continue to get us nowhere.
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