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Historic Transportation Legislation Takes Effect Monday

Historic Transportation Legislation Takes Effect Monday

There’s an exhausive list of new laws that take effect Monday and one that has the biggest impact on Virginians is a transportation package.   It includes a more than 6 cents per gallon decrease in the gasoline tax, and a three-tenths of a per cent increase in the general sales tax.     The package won the backing of most General Assembly members who represent heavily populated areas of Virginia.    Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax City), who represents areas around George Mason University, is an exception.   Petersen (pictured) says the legislation is more complicated than it needs to be.