McDonnell Proposes Plan to Help Unclog State's Roads

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    Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has proposed taking a small percentage of the state's sales tax revenue to help fund new road projects.

    McDonnell says this plan would raise an additional $90 million.  The money would go to relieving congestion on some of Northern Virginia's busiest roads.

    McDonnell's Plan to Ease Northern Va. Gridlock

    [DC] McDonnell's Plan to Ease Northern Va. Gridlock
    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell wants to use sales tax money to ease gridlock in Hampton Roads and northern Virginia. (Published Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011)

    Some of the projects include the I-95 and 395 HOT lanes, and widening commuter roads like Route 28 in Fairfax and I-66 in Prince William.

    Democrats say this plan would take money from schools and other core services.

    The proposal is now in lawmakers' hands.  The 2011 session ends February 26.