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Taxpayer groups call for sales tax roll back

A coalition of taxpayer groups is calling on the Virginia General Assembly to repeal an increase in the state's retail sax tax, which was passed in conjunction with a decrease in the gas tax, to fuel $4 billion worth of transportation improvements.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 04:20pm EDT

Tags: transportation reform, Tim Hugo, Bob Marshall, Bill Howell, sales tax, National Taxpayers Union, Americans for Tax Reform, Fairfax County Taxpayers Alliance, Hank Silverberg

School boards to challenge Va. school takeover law

The Norfolk School Board has voted to join the Virginia School Boards Association in a lawsuit challenging a new law allowing the state to take over chronically failing schools.

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 08:35pm EDT

Tags: Virginia School Boards Association, Norfolk, Va., failing schools, education reform,

Cuccinelli presses McDonnell for Va ethics session

Republican attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli is pressing a reluctant Gov. Bob McDonnell to convene Virginia's General Assembly into special session to consider revising the state's porous financial disclosure laws.

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 07:38am EDT

Tags: Jonnie Williams, Ken Cuccin, Bob McDonnell,

2 delegates call for tightening Va. ethics laws

With Gov. Bob McDonnell embroiled in an ethics scandal over gifts he and his family accepted, Virginia lawmakers are talking about how rules governing gifts to politicians should be strengthened.

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 06:54pm EDT

Tags: Bob McDonnell, Ask the Governor, David Albo, Rob Krupicka, ethics, financial disclosure requirements,

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Va. gas tax could hinge on Congress

The Virginia transportation package approved by the General Assembly could still mean an increased gas tax - but it would happen without a vote.

Monday - 07/29/2013, 08:07am EDT

Tags: gas tax, internet sales tax, Hank Silverberg,

Poll gauges how Virginians feel about new laws

The Virginia General Assembly session might be over for this year, but citizens have provided their feedback and reactions to new laws thanks to a poll conducted by Roanoke College.

Saturday - 04/06/2013, 07:04am EDT

Tags: Roanoke College, Kathy Stewart

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