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VA Lawmakers Vote To Repeal Tax On Hybrid Vehicles

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia lawmakers have voted to repeal a year-old tax on hybrid vehicles.
    
The House of Delegates on Thursday voted 89-9 to scrap the $64 tax, following a similar 35-3 Senate vote earlier this week.
    
Media outlets report that Gov. Terry McAuliffe has said he will sign the measure to repeal the tax enacted last year as part of a comprehensive transportation funding package.
    
Hybrid drivers had argued that they should be rewarded, not penalized, for buying an energy-saving vehicle.
    
The move will reduce anticipated state revenue by about $6.9 million next year.


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