In the wake of the taxes and fees to fund the Hampton Roads Transportation Authority's (HRTA) projects being struck down by the Virginia Supreme Court last week, today Senator Frank Wagner introduced SB 798. The bill has the commonwealth imposing the revenue streams for the HRTA, clearing the constitutional hurdle.
The big problem is that Friday is the last day of this year's session. Can the General Assembly ram it through in five days? If not, that would mean later coming back for a special session.
Let's hope they can send SB 798 to the Governor's desk. While not perfect, it's the most reasonable plan on the table.