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Carbon Taxes, Gasoline Rationing Remain Unpopular Policies

The Transportation and Climate Initiative plan to tax and ration motor fuels suffered a major setback just before Christmas, when eight of the eleven states considering it decided not to move forward in 2021. Less than two weeks earlier, advocates … Continue reading

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Does a $9 Billion Carbon Tax Get Your Attention?

The 2021 General Assembly is now six weeks away, with the holidays in between. We know no more about the coming Northam Administration proposal to impose a carbon tax and rationing scheme on our motor fuels than we did months … Continue reading

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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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