The political pot continues to bubble in Virginia, with no respite in sight until the Nov. 3 election. On both sides of the great party divide, there were these developments yesterday in the race for governor:
Attorney General J. Marshall Coleman, the Republican nominee, who has promised no tax increase if elected, told a news conference he would consider higher truck taxes if studies show trucks are not paying their fair share of highway costs. He also said he would favor building toll roads if regular highway funds run short.
Coleman maintained that what he called "rectifying" an unfair tax burden is not the same as an general tax increase.
Lt. Bov. Charles S. Robb, the Democratic nominee, and his running mates, were endorsed by the International Union of Police Associations, which includes affiliates in both Fairfax county and city and neighboring Prince William County.
The group said Robb "will provide Virginia with stable, mature leadership, and will analyze all sides of an issue prior to his taking a position." GOP nominee Coleman, on the other hand, "appears to make hasty decisions based on political expediency" and has done little to help fight crime, according to the group's statement.