Opposition Grows to Transportation Compromise

RICHMOND, Va. — Critics of the transportation funding compromise reached by legislative negotiators say the plan would place a huge burden on Virginia taxpayers.

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was among the growing number of conservatives who spoke out against the compromise, which is being considered this afternoon by the House and Senate

“If reports are correct, this new bill contemplates a massive tax increase,” Cuccinelli, the Republican candidate for governor, said in a statement.

“In these tough economic times, I do not believe Virginia’s middle-class families can afford massive tax increases, and I cannot support legislation that would ask the taxpayers to shoulder an even heavier burden than they are already carrying, especially when the government proposes to do so little belt tightening in other areas of the budget.”

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