Category Archives: Economy

Most of $3.2 Billion State Surplus Already Spent

Does last week’s glowing report on Virginia’s state tax collections presage additional tax relief for struggling families? The first question is, was the news really glowing? Less than 18 months ago, in April 2021, the Virginia General Assembly and then … Continue reading

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You Just Paid More RGGI Tax, Virginia!

Last week Virginia collected another $76 million in carbon tax dollars through the ongoing Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative allowance auction. That was the sixth such sale since Virginia joined RGGI, and the state’s total tax take is now $378 million … Continue reading

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Most States Outperform Virginia Over Past Decade

As measured by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Virginia’s economic outlook has continued its precipitous drop and now barely ranks in the top half among the American states, 24th out of 50. A decade ago it was in the … Continue reading

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If U.S. Copies Europe, “It Will End in Tears”

“Don’t follow our path.  Don’t copy the Europeans.  It will end in tears,” Peiser said.  Continue reading

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Green New Deal Still Rules in Virginia

The elections of a Republican Virginia governor and a new Republican majority in the House of Delegates have not changed Virginia’s status as one of the greenest of Green New Deal states in the country.  Every effort to reverse the … Continue reading

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