Latest Poll Shows Majority of Virginians Not Willing to Fork Out More Taxes
In a new poll of 812 Virginians, reported in today's Hampton Roads Daily Press, "48 percent "said the state needs more money to fund core services like educationeducation and public safety. Fourty-four percent said the state already gathers enough cash." As Delegate Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News) put it, "There's no defining, overwhelming mandate." Delegate Tom Gear (R-Hampton) added, "I've had a lot of people talk to me about the budget, more than I was expecting . . . I knew it was going to be high, but not that high."