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Highlights of proposed Va. transportation bill

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Key provisions of a five-year, $3.5 billion statewide transportation funding package proposed Wednesday by a panel of Senate and House of Delegates negotiators: — Eliminate the current gas tax of 17½ cents per gallon. — Add wholesale-level taxes of 3½ percent for gasoline, 6 percent for diesel fuel. — Increase the state sales tax from 5 percent to 5.3 percent. — Increase...

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