WASHINGTON - Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine yesterday unveiled a plan to raise about $1 billion per year over the next six years through tax increases to fund transportation needs and revive the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority's ability to issue bonds.

"I am offering a plan that is simple, statewide, and sustainable to address the growing shortfall in our maintenance needs and provides dedicated funds to address our statewide and regional transportation needs," Kaine said in a statement.

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