Author Archives: Derrick A. Max

Governor Youngkin Joins the “No Car Tax” Movement

During Governor Glenn Youngkin’s budget submission to the General Assembly, he called for the elimination of the single most hated tax in the Commonwealth — the car tax. He is right, the car tax is very unpopular. Back in 1997, Jim … Continue reading

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The Case for WMATA ‘Bankruptcy’

Yesterday, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) warned that without substantially greater subsidies from DC, Maryland, and Virginia, they would be facing a $750 million annual shortfall that would require draconian cuts in services, including closing 10 stations, cutting 67 bus lines, … Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s Ballot Question: Will Virginia Become Illinois?

It was reported this week that billionaire Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker had made substantial campaign contributions totaling $250,000 to four liberal Democrats running for Virginia State Senate and the Democratic Party of Virginia.  These donations, made through Governor Pritzker’s “Think Big America” … Continue reading

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The Policies of Youngkin vs. The Policies of McAuliffe and Northam: A Closing Case for the Future of Virginia

In two weeks, the people of Virginia will decide on two competing visions for the future of Virginia. Will they elect a General Assembly favoring Governor Youngkin’s more freedom-oriented policy vision, or will they want to elect a General Assembly … Continue reading

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Virginia’s “Runaway” Budget Negotiators

Fear of commitment is a common theme in Hollywood — where romantic comedies are replete with characters that sidestep long-term commitment primarily out of fear that someone better may come along. Think of Runaway Bride, where Maggie, played by Julia … Continue reading

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