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Gov. Kaine's Slow Growth Proposal Hits a Snag

Good news from Richmond this morning...Gov. Kaine's proposal to give local governments the power to deny rezoning applications if proposed developments would increase traffic was killed in committee:

Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's push to reduce traffic congestion by enacting measures that could slow development suffered a serious setback in a House of Delegates panel Wednesday.

The centerpiece of Kaine's effort -- a bill to give local governments more authority to slow growth if nearby roads are inadequate -- was rejected, 9-2, in a subcommittee of the Counties, Cities and Towns Committee.

For more on Kaine's growth proposals, see my op-ed here.

Leonard Gilroy is Director of Government Reform

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