Elephant Ears

This blog is dedicated to the political happenings in the Valley and Southwest Virginia. As the the name implies, this blog will have posts based on what is heard by this elephant's (GOPer's) ears. It is also a great treat to get while at the county fair or a carnival.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

New Budget Plan

The House Republicans have proposed agreeing to a budget without a transportation package, that would allow the transportation package to be debated and agreed to in a fall special session, which would allow the local governments to make their budgets.

I doubt the Senate will want to do this because it would lessen their leverage, but this may be the only way to avoid a government shutdown. It sounds like both sides are strongly entreached in their positions (the House GOP certain wants us to believe they are).

In the end, I still see some type of increase in taxes. That will not be good for the Republican party, but its probably going to happen anyway. John Chichester doesn;t typically do what is best for the party. Tim Kaine probably won't help us out either.


  • At 4/09/2006 8:35 AM, Anonymous Not Grover Norquist said…


    In the big Warner tax reform package, the House Republicans agreed that they'd revisit Transporation. I guess just like the term limit US Reps who came in with Gingrich, promises are great when they help and are forgotten when they get in the way.

  • At 4/09/2006 3:12 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    The House and Senate want to revisit transportation.
    They just shouldnt have to hold the state hostage while they do it


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