Category Archives: Government Reform
Youngkin Energy Reforms Killed Without Votes
Governor Glenn Youngkin’s proposal to ensure that any future wave of wind turbines built off Virginia must follow a real competitive bid process ended up dead as a beached whale. The General Assembly didn’t just kill his proposed amendment during … Continue reading
Under RGGI, Virginia Releases More CO2, Not Less
Since Virginia joined the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) compact at the start of 2021, according to data reported by the U.S. Energy Information Agency, the amount of carbon dioxide emitted to provide electricity to customers in the state has … Continue reading
Youngkin Thwarts Dominion Push for Higher Profit
A Virginia House of Delegates committee has rebuffed Dominion Energy Virginia’s bid to change the rules on how much profit it can earn, setting up a confrontation with the utility and its allies in the Virginia Senate. Governor Glenn Youngkin … Continue reading
Will RGGI Tax Return to Your Dominion Bill?
The on again, off again, direct tax on your Dominion Energy Virginia bills to pay for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) may be on again. If you feel like you are watching a shell game and just cannot find … Continue reading
Here’s the Tax Cuts Youngkin Proposes: Will the General Assembly Say Yes?
The set of Virginia tax changes Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) has baked into his proposed 2023 budget amendments is far more extensive and involves substantially more tax relief than the descriptions he offered in his December 15 presentation. “Baked into” … Continue reading