House passes highway reform bill; Senate vote next

Friday - 2/22/2013, 2:40pm EST

BOB LEWIS
AP Political Writer

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia's House of Delegates has voted to approve what would become the first major reform in a generation of the state's system for financing its highway network.

Friday's vote was 60-40.

If the Senate follows suit, that puts the legislation in front of Gov. Bob McDonnell, who put transportation at the forefront of his policy agenda and has staked his legacy on its passage.

The bill replaces Virginia's 17
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