DALLAS – Virginia’s new $1.4 billion per year transportation infrastructure program has become a point of contention between the Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates.

Republican contender and current Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli called the plan unconstitutional and poorly focused after its adoption earlier this year by the Commonwealth’s General Assembly. Democratic hopeful Terry McAuliffe backed passage of the plan but said it has its flaws, and remains committed to “mainstream solutions” to the state’s transportation problems.

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