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Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2013 9:00 am | Updated: 10:44 am, Sun Jun 30, 2013.

Sales taxes across Northern Virginia rise to 6 percent Monday, thanks to the state’s new transportation bill.  But the new law also lowers gasoline taxes by about a third and promises faster commute times – eventually.

That’s because Northern Virginia’s transportation coffers are expected to swell by $1.9 billion over the next six years with new money to be used for road projects aimed at relieving congestion in Prince William County and across the region.

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2 comments:

  • Onegrndude posted at 12:25 pm on Mon, Jul 15, 2013.

    Onegrndude Posts: 1

    How can people sit by and let sales taxes go up 20%? We can compound the 20% increase with the eleven percent increase during Mark Warner’s term as Governor. The really scary part is Virginia has so mismanaged its finances that the only way out is to tax, tax, tax. NOT. We need to change our priorities.
    How many of you use the Bay Bridge on your way to the beach? Maryland has seen fit, after having raised the toll to $4.00 to adding $2.00 bringing the toll to $6.00 as of July first. That’s a 50% increase. Their reasoning is they only have one dollar for every two dollars toward the “under- funded” retirement liabilities. The Bay Bridge has been paid for many times over.
    Ever feel like cattle off to the slaughter? For those of you traveling to the beach, there is the State of Delaware. No sales tax. Make a list!

     
  • tcox1083 posted at 12:57 pm on Sun, Jun 30, 2013.

    tcox1083 Posts: 5

    How many ways can governments take money out of the hands of citizens?

    Sales Tax
    Wholesale gas tax
    Vending machine taxes,
    Hotel taxes,
    Commercial and industrial property taxes and
    Recorded deed taxes
    Hybrid licensing fees
    Out of state purchases

    Exactly how much does government need to survive?

    I'm beginning to think its becoming the Venus Flytrap in the Little Shop of Horrors...no amount will ever be enough!!!