RICHMOND - Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling today issued the following statement regarding Governor McDonnell's official staff recommendationfor ABC privatization in the Commonwealth:
"I'm pleased with the ABC privatization proposal that has been recommended by the Governor's staff. This proposal will generate $450M in new funding for highway construction and maintenance, and provide a reliable revenue stream to replace lost ABC profits on an ongoing basis, all without raising taxes. In addition, the proposal will keep Virginia well below the private state average of outlets selling distilled spirits and make certain that these outlets adhere to high quality control standards. If folks give this proposal objective consideration, I think they will like what they see."