The McDonnell Administration and our legislators have done a commendable job of balancing the budget without raising taxes, setting the stage for future economic growth.
However, the suggestion that Virginia install toll plazas on I-95 entering and exiting the state is a misguided idea for a number of reasons. From a financial and environmental standpoint, you have the time and energy expended to build the toll plazas and millions of dollars spent to impede the flow of people and commerce. You have the hiring of hundreds of state employees to man the booths 24 hours a day along with their infamous state pensions and all of the fuel required to get them to and from the job. The huge amount of fuel wasted each day as motorists brake and then accelerate back to speed, along with the additional accidents caused by the obstruction to the flow of traffic and the attending traffic officers is all a total unnecessary financial and environmental burden.