STATE LEGISLATURE
What’s inside the VA legislature’s proposed budgets

What’s inside the VA legislature’s proposed budgets

Both chambers rejected Youngkin’s proposed cut to the income tax rate— which would have benefited the wealthiest Virginians—and his proposed increase to the sales tax rate. Instead, they’re calling for that funding to go towards raising teacher pay.

What ‘Crossover Day’ means for bills in the Virginia General Assembly

What ‘Crossover Day’ means for bills in the Virginia General Assembly

“Crossover Day” in the Virginia General Assembly is the day in the legislative session bills must pass by in their respective chambers in order to be considered in the other chamber. In other words, a bill must pass in the House of Delegates before it can even be considered in the Senate, and vice versa. This year, that day is Feb. 13. If a bill doesn’t pass one chamber by then, it’s done for the year.

Virginia Senate votes to make sales tax holiday permanent

Virginia Senate votes to make sales tax holiday permanent

Virginians may soon be able to count on a permanent sales tax holiday for school and emergency preparedness supplies in August of each year. The sales tax holiday first became official in Virginia in 2006, and Democratic legislation to extend the sales tax break was...

Youngkin pushes for tax hikes on working Virginians

Youngkin pushes for tax hikes on working Virginians

This week, Gov. Glenn Youngkin delivered the annual State of the Commonwealth address to the General Assembly, and he mostly used the opportunity to promote a regressive tax proposal that would reform the state’s tax structure to benefit the rich. In the budget he...