A state senator is proposing a 5 percent increase in the wholesale gasoline tax as part of a comprehensive plan that includes tax relief for the poor.
The road ahead is long and difficult, riddled with potholes and marked by detours that lead nowhere. Any and all truisms that warn against excessive hope surely apply.
But still. State Sen. John Watkins has let a serious proposal to fund Virginia’s transportation system out on the street — and House leaders have not deemed it immediate road kill.