HB 128 advanced out of subcommittee today with unanimous, bipartisan support. Del. Kirk Cox introduced the bill to provide a free, one-year fishing license to military personnel and veterans with service connected disabilities receiving treatment from a military or veterans hospital in Virginia or an adjoining state. The idea for the bill came from a program started at Walter Reeed … Read More
Check out Bob Holsworth’s analysis at Virginia Tomorrow. Holsworth highlights Speaker Howell’s tax hike jujitsu, which, to mix sports metaphors, will turn Tim Kaine’s tax hike proposal into a boomerang for the chair of the DNC.
Governor McDonnell highlighted the great policy initiatives led by Republican members of the House in his first State of the Commonwealth Address: Caucus Chairman Sam Nixon‘s bill will grant an income tax exemption for qualified investments by technology and science startup businesses. HB 523. Delegate Terry Kilgore will help the Governor create an energy corridor in Southern and Southwest Virginia. … Read More
Check out video of Speaker Howell’s Opening Day Remarks.
Following Kaine’s presentation to the General Assembly’s money committees of his budget, Speaker Howell issued a statement (see press release) highlighting the impact of Kaine’s tax increase proposals on Virginia families. Howell committed the House Republican Caucus to working with Governor-elect McDonnell to delivering a structurally balanced budget on times, matching spending to available revenue.
Howell and Putney decry unfunded mandate on Virginia’s taxpayers in Senate’s version of Obamacare in letter to Warner and Webb.
Republicans cut $2.1 million from FY2010 House budget, setting example for state agencies in dealing with over-estimate of state revenue.