Car owners still wonder, where’s the tax relief?
Once upon a time, Virginia voters fell for a fairy tale. The right governor could wave a magical tax wand and, poof, car tax bills would vanish into thin air.
For a while, that governor tried to make good on his promise to have the state pay every car owner’s bill from the local tax collector. So he skimmed money from their public schools and colleges and from the agencies that protect their safety and even from programs that treat the ill — nearly $1 billion in all.