Category Archives: State Government

A Promise to Reverse Northam’s Tax Hikes

Republican nominee for governor Glenn Youngkin is proposing to reduce Virginia taxes in much the same way Governor Ralph Northam has raised them:  Several individual proposals, some not all that large, which accumulate into a significant change. As Northam ends … Continue reading

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Ready to Spend $26,000 to Eliminate Your Gas Appliances?

Maybe not today or tomorrow, but soon the War on Fossil Fuels will be fought in the equipment room or garage of your house. A push to prohibit new natural gas connections and remove existing home gas services is inevitable … Continue reading

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Union Executives Have More Sway than Employees or Voters

Local government leaders are negotiating with union executives who have not been officially recognized by public employees they claim to represent. Counties in northern Virginia are taking steps to allow public sector collective bargaining. But they are doing it with … Continue reading

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Time to Cut Taxes

If Virginia ended the fiscal year June 30 with a general fund cash surplus of $2 billion, almost 10 percent of its annual budget, that means taxes are too high. Period. The debate for the 2021 political season should be how to cut taxes, and how much. 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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