Perhaps the just completed Attempt To Raise Our Taxes Session of the General Assembly didn't produce anything but a big sigh of relief that the House Republicans stood strong in the face of pressure to acquiesce to massive tax increase proposals by the Senate Democrats, Governor Tim Kaine, House Democrats and even from some House Republicans. But perhaps we did get something more after all: A $117,00 bill for running the special session (read the Richmond Times-Dispatch article here). Gee, who do we thank? Even with today's rising prices, 117 large could still fill a fill a few pot holes or repave a street somewhere, right guvna?