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May 2020

The Jefferson Journal:  Spaced Out, Hidden, Here Come the 2020 Tax Hikes
The Jefferson Journal: Spaced Out, Hidden, Here Come the 2020 Tax Hikes —  By Stephen D. Haner  The 2020 General Assembly, with its new progressive Democratic majority, passed nearly two dozen changes in Virginia tax laws that will begin to hit individuals and businesses in a few weeks on July 1.  Here's a list of what's coming.  Read It Here!

May 2020

The Jefferson Journal:  Governor Punts On First Down
The Jefferson Journal: Governor Punts On First Down —  Just as COVID-19 was starting its destruction of the world's economy in early March, the Virginia General Assembly took final action on an exuberant two-year state budget within shouting distance of $140 billion.  Six weeks later at Reconvened Session, with the economic damage obvious but not yet measured, the Assembly reaffirmed the same spending plan.  Rather than substantially cut the budget, Governor Ralph Northam and his finance team proposed to delay the vast majority of the newly authorized spending and decide later whether the state can afford it.  It was a punt on first down.  Read It Here!

April 2020

Jefferson Journal:  Mutated By COVID, Unemployment Insurance Unsustainable
Jefferson Journal: Mutated By COVID, Unemployment Insurance Unsustainable —  By Stephen D. Haner  America's and Virginia's unemployment insurance program -- born of the Great Depression and the Social Security Act of 1935 -- may be another casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The virus has mutated unemployment insurance into a form not financially sustainable.  Read It Here!

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