Category Archives: Taxes

Virginia Cannot Afford Transportation and Climate Initiative

Few issues were more important during my time in the General Assembly than transportation funding. Representing a district filled with long-distance commuters and congested highways, it always was a struggle to balance the need for funds against public reluctance to … Continue reading

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Northam’s Tax Hikes Keeping Virginia Afloat

One quarter into the new fiscal year, despite the ongoing COVID-19 recession, Virginia state government is blowing the roof off its revenue estimates. The reason is tax increases Governor Ralph Northam has signed. Secretary of Finance Aubrey Layne recently reviewed … Continue reading

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Spaced Out, Hidden, Here Come the 2020 Tax Hikes

The 2020 General Assembly, with its new progressive Democratic majority, passed nearly two dozen changes in Virginia tax laws that will begin to hit individuals and businesses in a few weeks on July 1. Because of the COVID-19 economic shutdown, … Continue reading

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Sixteen Tax Hike Bills Approved by the General Assembly

What did this year’s General Assembly cost you in taxes? Here are at least 16 bills approved by the 2020 General Assembly which create or raise taxes on Virginians or authorize a local government to do so. No one told … Continue reading

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Will General Assembly Decide on Carbon Car Tax?

Thanks to the persistence of Delegate Charles Poindexter, two members of Governor Ralph Northam’s cabinet are now on record stating the General Assembly will decide whether Virginia joins the carbon tax regime called the Transportation and Climate Initiative.  In 2018 both … Continue reading

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