According to this column from the Charlottesville paper, one Republican House member from Northern Virginia told all when he said it was better for localities to raise taxes than for the state to raise taxes, because that way money from Northern Virginia won't flow to places like Southwest Virginia. It says:
"As Del. Richard H. Black, R-Sterling, said on the floor of the House last week, it is better for localities to raise taxes than for the state to do so.
If the state raises taxes, Northern Virginia localities, such as his Loudoun County, do not get to keep all the tax revenue raised because most of it floats to poorer localities downstate. If Loudoun raises its property tax, it gets to keep all of that revenue for its own use.
Black put his finger on the House GOP budget’s position, which is, bluntly and unstated for political reasons: Let local governments raise your taxes."