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.
President Barack Obama's program to
jump-start the economy with a flood of federal spending has put more
than $3 billion into the pockets of Virginians who need it -- the
working poor, unemployed and seniors, according to a liberal think tank.
The 2010 General Assembly adjourned March 14th, one day later than
scheduled, and was dominated by a single overriding issue:
unprecedented cuts to state spending and core services once thought to