Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) will unveil a proposal Wednesday to impose a
4 percent tax on restaurants and bars as he tries to make up for $260
million the state could lose in taxes and profit if Virginia privatizes
its liquor system, according to several sources familiar with the plan.
A group of state legislators
announced their intent to file an Amicus Brief in support of the federal
government in the lawsuit being brought by Virginia's Attorney General
to nullify the new health care law.