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Blue states jumped on tax-cut bandwagon in 2014

By   /  December 18, 2014  /  Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, National, New York, News, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Taxes, Uncategorized, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

BLUE TO RED: New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for $2 billion in tax relief for property and business owners last January. Then again, it was an election year.

 
 
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
With Wisconsin leading the way, 14 states enacted “significant, broad-based tax cuts” in 2014, according to a report released Wednesday.
Surprisingly, several states controlled by Democrats made the American Legislative Exchange Council list. Then again, 2014 was an election year.
The blue states that made the cut were:
Minnesota: The Democratic stronghold “bowed to economic […]

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McAuliffe vows Medicaid push, cutting tax preferences in budget proposal

By   /  December 17, 2014  /  News, Virginia  /  No Comments

DIGGING IT: Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced his support for a trans-Virginia gas pipeline on Tuesday.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe continued his broken-record push for Medicaid expansion on Wednesday as he proposed his ideas for amending the state’s $95 billion, biennial budget.

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Stimpson blasts Virginia’s public-private deals

By   /  December 17, 2014  /  News, Politics & Elections, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

CRITIC: Former Stafford supervisor Susan Stimpson is challenging House Speaker Bill Howell, charging that lawmakers have mishandled public-private road projects.

Virginia’s use and alleged misuse of public-private partnerships for road construction is fueling a high-octane Republican state House race, with the speaker’s seat at stake.

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Land protection credits come under fire in Virginia

By   /  December 15, 2014  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

IN RICHMOND: Farmer Martha Boneta testified in support of HB 1430 at the Capitol.

Conservation easements that supposedly protect Virginia lands from development are coming under increasing fire for abusive practices.

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Broken record: McAuliffe deal moves money, jobs around

By   /  December 10, 2014  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

HANDS OUT: Former Gov. Mark Warner, left, and Gov. Terry McAuliffe embrace a corporatist agenda that gives public funds to private companies.

Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe boasts that his administration has closed a record 228 economic-development deals since he took office last January.

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State lawmakers look to shift power away from Washington

By   /  December 10, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Congress, Florida, Government Regulation, Illinois, National, News, State Government, Transparency, Virginia  /  No Comments

Photo by Kathryn Watson

A movement is afoot from state lawmakers who believe the federal government has amassed far too much power, to the detriment of state authority and autonomy.

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