Statement of Lieutenant Governor Bolling on Senate Finance Committee Passage of Transportation Bill
Ibbie HedrickTuesday, February 12, 2013
Richmond - Lieutenant Governor Bolling today released a statement on the Senate Finance Committee's passage of a transportation bill:
"Today, the Senate Finance Committee approved passage of legislation to help address Virginia's long term transportation needs. This plan will now be considered by the full Senate. While the plan approved by the Senate is different from the plan originally submitted by the Governor and the plan previously approved by the House of Delegates, it is a significant step forward in helping us reach a transportation agreement this year.
"I encourage the members of the General Assembly to keep an open mind as they consider all of the transportation funding options currently on the table. Now is the time for compromise and consensus building. No one should draw lines in the sand or take positions from which they cannot retreat. We have a historic opportunity this year to solve a critical problem that has eluded us for far too long. If we keep open minds, search for common ground and are willing to compromise for the good of the Commonwealth, I'm confident that we can be successful in reaching agreement and enabling our state to generate significant new funds for critical highway construction and maintenance projects.
"I look forward to working with the members of the General Assembly to try and make this historic effort successful. The people of Virginia are counting on us to resolve this issue this year. Let's not let them down."
For additional information contact Ibbie Hedrick at 804-225-2487 or email@example.com.