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Examiner Local Editorial: Virginia tax swap will stop underfunding of roads

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Gov. Bob McDonnell's endorsement of Del. Tim Hugo's bold plan to replace Virginia's 17.5-cent gas tax with a slight increase in the state sales tax -- from 5 percent to 5.8 percent -- is under attack from all sides. But the commonwealth has little choice. It has painted itself into a corner by underfunding transportation even as it was doubling the state budget. Since 2002, the General Assembly...

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