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Tax Reform

December 2019

Mason-Dixon Poll:  Virginians Oppose New 'Carbon Car Tax'
Mason-Dixon Poll: Virginians Oppose New 'Carbon Car Tax' —  Polling data from a new poll conducted by the respect Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy shows that Virginians oppose the Transportation and Climate Initiative when they learn it will mean a major new carbon tax on gasoline and diesel fuel.

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Read the Poll Here!

December 2019

New 'Carbon Car Tax' Bad for Virginia
New 'Carbon Car Tax' Bad for Virginia —  The proposed Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) -- a new "Carbon Car Tax" would be bad for Virginia, according to a new analysis by the Thomas Jefferson Institute. Starting at  10 cents extra per gallon of gas (and rising in future years), the tax would reduce money set aside for road repair, safety and new road construction.  It would also have an disproportionate impact on lower-income and rural residents, raise business costs significantly and increase municipal budgets for snow removal, school buses and trash collection.  The Jefferson Institute has joined with 17 other state and national organization to express opposition to TCI. (12/17/2019)

Read the Analysis Here

Read the Open Letter Here

Read the Jefferson Institute letter Here

December 2019

The Jefferson Journal:  Bring Tax Reform Debate Back for Round Two
The Jefferson Journal: Bring Tax Reform Debate Back for Round Two — Sometimes you have to start the victory lap, even if you only get halfway around the track.  A year ago, the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy was beating the drum for a proposal to double the state's standard deduction, the amount of family income exempt from income tax.  It was part of a broader tax reform package introduced by several legislators who liked it.  (12/10/2019)  Read It Here!

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