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McDonnell to Review 'Hybrid Tax'



    Hybrid Tax Petition Gains Steam in Northern Va.

    Some northern Virginia hybrid car owners have found a new way to vent about their opposition to a fee contained in Virginia's transportation funding plan. A bill approved by lawmakers raises the registration fee on hybrid vehicles to $100. As Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports, many local hybrid drivers hope their signatures might change minds. (Published Monday, Feb. 25, 2013)

    The ink on Virginia's newly passed transportation funding bill is hardly dry, but several northern Virginia lawmakers have already launched an online campaign to get Gov. Bob McDonnell to rid the bill of the so-called hybrid tax.

    A link to the petition set up by Va. Sen. Adam Ebbin & Del. Scott Surovell -- who both voted against the plan -- is below.

    Under the new regulations, drivers of hybrid vehicles would have to pay a $100 annual fee.

    When asked Saturday night about the likelihood of changing that part of the bill, Gov. McDonnell replied, "We'll review it."

    He also said he thinks Virginia is ahead of other states in realizing gas tax revenues are declining and looking for new ways to collect revenues from road users.