Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s controversial transportation plan passed the state’s House of Delegates Tuesday, but failed to be approved by the Senate, despite both chambers agreeing on separate legislation that would ban tolling on Interstate 95 in the southern part of the state.

The House voted 53-46 to pass McDonnell’s plan, which the governor has said would raise about $3.1 billion for transportation construction and maintenance, including debt issuance, over the next five years by eliminating the state’s 17.5 cents per gallon gas tax and offsetting it with a 0.8 percent phased-in increase in the state’s general sales tax.

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