Saturday, April 03, 2004
Northern Virginians, beware! Southwest Virginia senator proposes undoing car tax relief
The Roanoke paper reports here ("GOP senator offers 'different approach' to budget woes - reconsider the car tax," 4/3/04) and the Richmond paper reports here ("Republican Wants Car Tax Restored," 4/2/02) that one Southwest Virginia Republican Senator is proposing that the Commonwealth should undo the car tax subsidy program as an alternative to increasing the sales or income taxes. The Roanoke article notes that "[t]he vast majority of the reimbursements flow to densely populated localities in Northern Virginia that also have high personal property tax rates."