This Tweet from the Tax Foundation’s Joe Henchman should be getting more notice, because it points to something that could very well happen before this General Assembly session ends:
McDonnell haphazardly hinting a veto of the redistricting bill if the Democrats pass his awful transportation bill washingtonpost.com/local/va-polit…
— Joe Henchman (@jdhenchman) January 29, 2013
Yes, it could be time for “let’s make a deal,” with the Governor playing the role of Monty Hall. And in this case, the deal would involve a simple trade: the Governor signs the Senate’s redistricting bill (assuming the House doesn’t kill it first) and in exchange, the General Assembly approves his transportation plan.
I asked my sources whether the Senate’s redistricting bill had anything to do with a transportation deal. I was told “no.” The items were and are totally separate.
That may have been the case a week ago, but now…probably not.