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Educated choice: Special needs vs. special interests

By   /  February 23, 2015  /  Arizona, Education, Education Blog, Florida, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

SCHOOL BOUND: Pending legislation would broaden educational options for special-needs students in Virginia.

 
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
RICHMOND, Va. — State Delegate Dave LaRock is making an impassioned plea for enactment of education savings accounts, which face intense opposition from institutional special interests.
His House Bill 2238 would provide an average of $4,000 annually to parents of special-needs students to shop for schools and services that best serve their children. […]

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Stimpson, Norquist: Beware of Virginia tax hikes

By   /  February 20, 2015  /  News, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, Virginia  /  No Comments

TARGETING ENABLERS: Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform says deals made by Virginia Republicans have enabled Democrats to ascend to higher office.

“Democrats and Republicans are already coming up with ways to spend our money, rather than giving it back,” former Stafford County Supervisor Susan Stimpson told Watchdog.org after her endorsement by Grover Norquist (right) and the Americans for Tax Reform.

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Virginia windfall soaks taxpayers

By   /  February 18, 2015  /  California, Illinois, Massachusetts, National, New York, News, North Carolina, Taxes, Virginia, West Virginia  /  No Comments

ROLL BACK TAXES: Shelly Capito rode a tax-cutting agenda to victory in West Virginia last fall. The University of Virginia graduate is the first Republican to win a U.S. Senate seat in the Mountain State in 56 years.

State tax collections are running “well ahead” of projections, so Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants to raise public-sector pay.

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Virginia Republican blasts ‘Solyndra-style’ transit plans

By   /  February 4, 2015  /  News, transportation, Virginia  /  No Comments

PAY UP: Toll roads built and operated by an Australian company are spreading in Northern Virginia.

Merging into Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s lane, the GOP-controlled House is pushing for more rail projects and more tolls on Virginia roads. Susan Stimpson wants it all to stop.

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Stimpson accuses Virginia GOP of helping Howell

By   /  January 30, 2015  /  News, Politics & Elections, Virginia  /  No Comments

SKEPTIC: Former Stafford County Supervisor Susan Stimpson is challenging House Speaker Bill Howell in the Republican primary, charging that lawmakers are misusing public-private partnerships.

Delegate Bill Howell’s primary opponent is accusing the Republican Party of taking sides by mailing a glossy “survey” for the House speaker.

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Virginia lawmakers try to keep budget process transparent with ‘Pelosi’ bills

By   /  January 30, 2015  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

Stock photo by Kathryn Watson

It may be tougher for sneaky state lawmakers to tuck things into the budget bill after this year.

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