Mixed news at the pump: Prices up, taxes may drop

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Posted: February 27, 2013

The Winchester Star

David Hennard of Stephens City pumps gas at the Handy Mart on South Loudoun Street in Winchester on Tuesday. Gas prices have risen 40 cents in the past month, but the state General Assembly has approved a bill that would lower gas taxes while raising sales taxes for road improvements. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Gov. Bob McDonnell (right) talks with state Sen. Walter Stosch, R-Henrico, as he leads an adjournment committee Saturday at the Capitol in Richmond. The roads funding overhaul is considered to be McDonnell’s legislative legacy. (Photo by Steve HelberAssociated Press)

WINCHESTER — The state’s sweeping new transportation funding overhaul is expected to raise $3.5 billion over five years for highway and rail improvements.

The plan — which still must be signed by…

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