Governor Youngkin Signs Virginia State Budget
Governor Glenn Youngkin ceremonially signed the Virginia State Budget, which delivers on his promise to provide tax relief for Virginian families, increase funding for law enforcement, and support the development of lab schools, among other key initiatives of his Day One Game Plan. “Every day we have worked hard to build a more prosperous Virginia, with greater opportunity for future generations,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin.
“Together, we enacted historic tax cuts and made record investments in education and public safety,” said Delegate Barry Knight, House Appropriations Committee Chair.
Fairfax County Budget Town Hall
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30 @ 7 PM: Join Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) for a town hall conversation about Fairfax County’s budget
PURVES: For the Left, Government Is Always “Underfunded”
Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin has proposed several savings for Virginians, including doubling the standard deduction, a one-time tax rebate, eliminating the grocery tax, and suspending the 10-cent increase in the gas tax. His proposals come at a time when Virginia has a record $2.6 billion budget surplus.
New Digital Ad: “Virginians Can’t Afford Terry McAuliffe”
Political outsider, successful business leader, and Republican nominee for governor Glenn Youngkin’s campaign today announced the launch of a digital ad campaign highlighting Terry McAuliffe’s proposed tax hike, which would be the largest in Virginia history.
A fiscal analysis by the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy found that McAuliffe’s budget would increase spending in Virginia by $8 billion over the next biennium…
County Dems Vote to Raise Taxes (Again)
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted 9 to 1 in favor of higher taxes on Tuesday. The new county budget will raise taxes by 3.4%, amounting to a 45% rise over 10 years. Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) was the only “no” vote. Herrity’s alternative budget, rejected by the Democrat majority, held taxes nearly flat — while offering relief to seniors and 3% raises to county teachers.
FCTA: McKay Misleads the Public on Taxes
On March 9, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, which is deciding on next year’s county budget, advertised a 4.25% real estate tax hike, which would cost the average homeowner $293. This continues a two-decade trend where the supervisors have increased real estate taxes three times faster than homeowner income, which has barely kept up with inflation
Fairfax County: Taxation Without Balanced Representation
For those of us who have lived in Fairfax County for more than a decade or two, we cannot believe how our once-great place to live has been decimated by a decade of Democrat rule. The traffic congestion is probably to a large extent unavoidable, and taxes and spending – in absolute terms – will inevitably increase as the population expands. But that does not mean the rate of taxes and spending must rise disproportionately relative to population growth
ICYMI: Supervisor Herrity Talks County Budget
Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) was on WMAL’s Larry O’Connor Show Tuesday evening. The discussion focused on the county’s budget shortfall, with so many businesses and residents now struggling as the result of coronavirus-related closures. “We’ve got to hold the line and not increase taxes,” Mr. Herrity said.
COVID-19 & Budget Town Hall (TV/Online)
Watch Supervisor Pat Herrity’s town hall with County Executive Bryan Hill on Thursday, March 19th at 7:00 PM
ICYMI: Pat Herrity on WMAL
Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) — the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ lone voice of fiscal sanity — was on WMAL’s Larry O’Connor Show this afternoon. Mr. Herrity discussed the county’s newly-unveiled, tax-raising budget. “They’re talking about a 5.25% tax increase on the average homeowner — on top of 25% over the last five years,” Mr. Herrity said.