What does the word "hodgepodge" mean in this case?
Gov. Timothy Kaine (D) today unveiled the details of his transportation funding plan, and they don't include a hodgepodge of various fees and taxes.
hodgepodge = hotch-potch (thick soup or stew of meat and vegetables), mess-up, mix-up, farrago (an assortment or a medley; a conglomeration)
Fyi: the etymology has been attested as follows: alteration of hotchpotch (c.1386), from a legal term in Anglo-Fr. (attested from 1292) for collecting of property in a common pot before dividing it, from O.Fr. hochepot "stew, soup," first element from hocher "to shake," from a Gmc. source (cf. M.H.G. hotzen "shake"). (Etymology on-line)