Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Promise Kept rulings on the Bob-O-Meter

Propose new methods for establishing charter schools

As governor, Bob McDonnell will propose alternative methods of establishing charter schools in Virginia, such as allowing the state Board of Education to approve applications.

Issue transportation bonds

While the General Assembly authorized $3 billion in bonds in 2007, not a single dollar of that money has been issued as of today. McDonnell will assure these bonds are issued beginning in 2010...As the economy recovers, Bob McDonnell will further seek the issuance of new bonds for highly congested areas, with a goal of issuing at least another $1 billion for priority state projects.

Propose legislation to privatize liquor stores

Bob McDonnell will propose legislation to privatize ABC operation and use revenue generated for transportation, with most of the money going to maintenance.

Raise speed limit to 70 mph

As governor, Bob McDonnell will work...to increase the maximum speed limit to 70 mph on rural stretches of highway statewide.

Open shuttered highway rest stops

McDonnell will open shuttered rest stops on Virginia interstates "within 90 days of taking office as governor."