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Lawmakers leave Richmond without transportation plan

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Legislators failed to pass a transportation spending plan Wednesday, leaving state residents with nothing but a $100,000 bill.

State lawmakers worked into early Thursday morning, but each chamber killed the other’s proposals. The House of Delegates defeated a Senate transportation bill that would have raised taxes and fees. House Democrats had stripped the gas tax increase from the bill.

A Senate committee scuttled a bill passed by the House of Delegates that would have raised money for Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads through regional taxes. For more information, see the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s story.


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