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Today is Day 2 of the Virginia Democrats’ Tax Refund Delay

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Today is Day 2 of the Virginia Democrats’ Tax Refund Delay. The House of Delegates advanced conformity legislation yesterday, but without the necessary 80 votes to make it apply to this tax season. Tax refunds are delayed as Democrats actively oppose efforts to set money aside in a Taxpayer Relief Fund and seven Democrats spoke on the floor of the … Read More

House Republicans promote successful and productive start to 2019 General Assembly Session

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox and House Republican leaders highlighted their legislative accomplishments for the first half of the 2019 General Assembly. The House advanced legislation to prevent the hidden middle class tax increase proposed by Democrats, passed nearly a dozen recommendations from the House Select Committee on School Safety to protect our children and teachers in school, … Read More

House of Delegates passes legislation to ensure transparency with official correspondence of the Governor

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House budget proposal includes $900,000 to aid in the implementation of this legislation The Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday passed HB1702, aimed at expediting the process in which official correspondence of the Governor must be made available to the public. Currently state law does not provide a time frame in which this correspondence must be released, but HB 1702 … Read More

House of Delegates passes legislation to lower the cost of Prepaid529 college savings plans

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The Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday passed HB 1611, legislation to make it easier for middle class students and families to afford college by lowering the price of Prepaid529 plans. The legislation will lower the current cost of an eight semester contract by more than $3,000. “Lowering the cost of college has long be a priority for the House … Read More

House of Delegates passes legislation to lift the age cap on autism health coverage

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The Virginia House of Delegates passed HB2577, legislation to lift the age cap for autism coverage to help approximately 10,000 Virginians get access to needed healthcare. “This piece of legislation has been a long time coming and I am proud of the House for taking this step to guarantee those on the Autism spectrum have access to much needed healthcare,” … Read More

House of Delegates passes package to ensure $950 million in tax relief for middle-class taxpayers

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Conformity legislation does not include emergency clause after Democrats oppose taxpayer relief fund The Virginia House of Delegates passed a package of legislation Tuesday to guarantee at least $950 million in tax relief. Legislation carried by Delegate Tim Hugo (HB2529) and Delegate Chris Jones (HB2533) works in tandem to ensure that all additional individual tax revenue from the Tax Cuts … Read More

Today is Day 1 of the Virginia Democrats’ Tax Refund Delay.

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Today is Day 1 of the Virginia Democrats’ Tax Refund Delay. Thirty-four Virginia Democrats voted against emergency legislation that would have immediately conformed the state tax code to federal tax law changes. Emergency legislation requires 80 votes, and despite the fact that 13 Democrats crossed party lines to join a unified Republican Caucus in supporting conformity, Democrats blocked the measure. … Read More

Emergency tax conformity legislation fails in House after 34 Democrats vote against House Bill 2355

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House Republicans revive measure; amend bill to conform effective July 1 Emergency tax conformity legislation failed to pass the Virginia House of Delegates on Monday after 34 Democrats voted against a plan to immediately conform state tax law to federal law and put additional revenues in a Taxpayer Relief Fund lockbox in order to provide tax relief under separate legislation. … Read More

House Appropriations Committee releases proposed budget amendments, eliminates all spending based on tax increases

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The Virginia House of Delegates Committee on Appropriations released proposed amendments to the two-year budget on Sunday that eliminates all spending based on higher taxes proposed by Governor Northam and includes additional investments in public education, school safety, higher education, and economic development. The budget also identifies $120 million in healthcare savings, strengthens taxpayer protections in the Medicaid forecasting process, … Read More

ICYMI: Richmond Times-Dispatch – GOP takes control of tax debate in Va

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Yesterday, the Richmond Times-Dispatch published an article titled “GOP takes control of tax debate in Va. House, kills governor’s plan” in which they cover our tax conformity bill, our plan to bring middle class tax relief to hard working Virginians, and our ability to stop Governor Northam’s hidden middle class tax increase. Below are a few excerpts from the article, … Read More