Original bill: Get rid of the gas tax! New bill: Replace the $0.175 gas tax with a 3.5 percent tax on wholesale fuel and 6.0 percent tax on diesel.
Original bill: Raise the sales tax by 0.8 percent. New bill: Raise it by 0.3 percent. That's less regressive.
Original bill: Tax alternative-fuel cars. New bill: Increase the car tax, which hits traditional and hybrid and electric vehicles, on a rising scale.
This is much less regressive and more focused on getting people who use services to pay for services, so obviously Ken Cuccinelli is against it.
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