Governor McDonnell traveled to the Center for Innovative Technology in Herndon today to sign key job creation and economic development bills, many of which were carried by Caucus members: Del. Sam Nixon’s HB 523, which provides capital gains tax relief for investments in science and biotech startups. Del. Jim LeMunyon’s HB 792, which makes relocating to Virginia easier for businesses … Read More
Dem Leader Armstrong Schooled in Parliamentary Procedure
Welcome to a new feature on the House Republican Caucus Blog—the Puckish Parliamentarian, which will bring you entertaining notes from the House floor. It seems appropriate to release this installment for the Democratic Party of Virginia’s Jefferson-Jackson Weekend, which, according to the Washington Post, includes an address by Del. Ward Armstrong (D-Henry), but “no A-list speaker.” With Armstrong getting dissed … Read More
Putney Reports Budget Conference Agreement to the House
Today, Chairman Lacey E. Putney summarized the provisions of the State Budget conference report adopted by the House and Senate today. This press release includes his prepared remarks.
Chairman Putney Releases House Republican Budget Proposal
At today’s House Appropriations Committee meeting, Chairman Lacey Putney (I-Bedford), who caucuses with Republicans, released the House Republicans’ proposed amendments to the budget submitted by former Governor Tim Kaine, which accomplishes the following 8 objectives: Restore the Car Tax and reject higher taxes in a recession; Eliminate Fee Increases embedded in Gov. Kaine’s introduced budget; Modify Kaine’s “dealer discount” proposal … Read More
Caucus Leaders tell US Senators about unfunded costs of Obamacare
Howell and Putney decry unfunded mandate on Virginia’s taxpayers in Senate’s version of Obamacare in letter to Warner and Webb.