Category Archives: Economy

The PRO Act would take away Choice from Virginia’s Workers

A bill under active consideration in Congress would allow unions to get Virginia workers fired for not paying union fees. The Protecting the Right to Organize Act, among many other things would end right-to-work laws in Virginia and in 26 other states. Continue reading

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Digging Beyond the #1 Ranking

Virginia ranks #1 in the  “Top States for Business 2021” ranking produced by the business network CNBC, but it is important to dig into the ten measurement categories. Continue reading

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Northam Administration Still Avoiding Discussion of TCI

Why do Virginia’s leaders run away from the Transportation and Climate Initiative? Could it be because the first state legislature to consider it, in reliably Democratic Connecticut, just adjourned without even taking a vote on the proposed carbon tax compact, despite strong support from Democratic Governor Ned Lamont? Continue reading

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With Tax Revenue Exploding, Virginia Should Boost Standard Deduction, Index for Inflation

One of the big financial winners with the May 1 Virginia minimum wage increase is the state itself, because the entire raise is subject to a 5 percent state income tax. With its low standard deduction and personal exemption amounts, … Continue reading

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May Day Brings Virginia’s Labor Revolution

Four major changes in Virginia’s labor laws delayed at the beginning of the COVID-19 recession will all take effect May 1. All were approved by the 2020 General Assembly once Democrats controlled both legislative chambers and then delayed at the … Continue reading

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