Category Archives: State Government

Why Delay Food Tax Cut Until 2023?

Everybody eats.  With all the money sloshing around the Virginia treasury for the General Assembly to play with, it is hard to see the logic in continuing the state sales tax on groceries an additional six months, delaying that particular … Continue reading

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Youngkin and House Prevail on Tax Issues, But Senate Imposes Delays, Conditions

Do not be surprised if, by the time the next Virginia General Assembly elections roll around, the Democrats who are now complaining about the level of tax relief in the pending budget compromise switch positions, and campaign as champions of the deal. … Continue reading

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Miyares Wins Partial Transparency Victory

Attorney General Jason Miyares (R) was partially successful in his efforts to challenge much of the secrecy shielding key data in Dominion Energy Virginia’s application to build its planned offshore wind facility, with some useful precedents set for the future. … Continue reading

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Standards Decline: Can They Be Brought Back?

“… score standards were adopted that made it easier for students to pass; and changes in accreditation regulations let schoolsoff the hook for their failures.” The words of Governor Glenn Youngkin at Thursday’s unveiling of a new report analyzing the decline of … 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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