Assembly Update

Jan 17, 2013

The next time you stop at the pump, how would it be if instead of paying 17.5 cents to the state of Virginia for each gallon your purchase... you pay NO state gas tax? But, you would have to pay about a penny extra in sales tax on most everything else you buy.

That’s just one of hundreds of ideas under consideration now that state lawmakers are back in session.

We take a look at as many of those proposals as we can.

Chelyen Davis - Political Reporter and Richmond Bureau Chief for the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star.

Robert North Roberts, J.D., Ph.D. -  Government Policy Specialist.  Author of numerous books on American politics and policy, including  The Public Integrity Wars (Praeger).  Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, James Madison University.

Jeff Schapiro - Political Reporter and Columnist for the Richmond Times Dispatch.

Additional Contributors:

Rob Bell, J.D. - Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates  representing the 58th District, which includes Greene County plus portions of Albemarle, Fluvanna, and Rockingham Counties.  Vice Chair of the House of Delegates Committee on Courts of Justice.

Sandra Barker, PhD - Professor of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.  Director of the VCU Center for Human-Animal Interaction.

Extra: And should you want relief from the stress of legislative issues:  Benefits of Taking Fido to Work.