The saga of Virginia's abusive driver fees continues its convoluted and frustrating way, this time because a previously unremembered 1878 state Supreme Court ruling that it seems would prohibit the legislature from telling the state's courts to stop assessing and collecting fines for abuse driver convictions even though the legislature is now repealing the law. From the Post:
Since the fees went into effect July 1 to help finance a transportation bill, more than 1,000 motorists convicted of felony and misdemeanor offenses have been ordered to pay the fees, which are assessed over three consecutive years. One option under review is to ask motorists to finish paying the installments and then issue a refund.
Hey, maybe next time the legislature will elect to raise highway revenue in a fair way, without resorting to political trickery and sleazy conflicts of interests.
This item is cross-posted from my embryonic new car blog, Four Wheels Good.