Author Archives: Barbara Hollingsworth

About Barbara Hollingsworth

Barbara Hollingsworth is Visiting Fellow with the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy. She is the former editorial page editor of the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, the Fairfax, Alexandria, and Arlington Journals, and the local opinion editor of the Washington Examiner

Time to index Virginia income taxes to inflation

Inflation is eroding the value of each dollar earned by Virginians, making it harder for them to afford decent housing, put food on the table and educate their children. But what many Virginians don’t know is that they have also … Continue reading

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Still Time to Limit Governor’s Emergency Powers

Should the governor of Virginia have the power to unilaterally declare an open-ended state of emergency that indefinitely restricts Virginians’ civil and constitutional rights without a recorded vote by the General Assembly? The COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns raised this serious question. … Continue reading

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