"When the General Assembly set up this program in 2010 it created a direct fee to fund it," Mr. Sickles said. "We need to keep faith with our citizens that when we start a new program we will not divert that funding."
"The Minority Leader, David Toscano, and I wish David the best as he makes the eventual transition back to private life," Mr. Sickles, Fairfax Democrat, said in a statement. "As a neighbor in an adjoining district, I have enjoyed working with David in the General Assembly, and know that his service to his community is not over. On behalf of the Caucus, we wish him the very best in all his future undertakings."