Author Archives: Barbara Hollingsworth

About Barbara Hollingsworth

Barbara Hollingsworth, former editorial page editor of the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, is Visiting Fellow with the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy. She may be reached at BarbHoll3@gmail.com.

Richmond’s unfinished business: tax indexing

Most Virginians are painfully aware ­­­­that it’s becoming much more difficult to make ends meet. Prices for fo­­­­od, housing, gasoline and other necessities have soared. Inflation hit a 40-year high of 9.1 percent in June, the largest yearly increase since … Continue reading

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Solar installations hasten loss of Virginia farmland

Virginia lost about 2,000 acres of productive farmland per week in 2021, according to data released in February by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  There are many reasons why farmers sell off their land, including development pressures, lack of interest by younger … Continue reading

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Youngkin Holds Winning Hand on Tax Cuts

Passing the state budget, which is a blueprint of how state tax money in Virginia must be spent during the next two years, is one of the General Assembly’s most important jobs. So the failure of the legislature to pass … Continue reading

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