This weekend the Senate will finally be voting on the Bush tax cuts. This should not be a controversial vote for our leaders in the Senate. In fact, this is the first issue of the lame duck session where the public is overwhelming in agreement. A CBS poll this week found that only 26 percent of [...]
You’re mad as hell, and you’re not going to take it anymore. What makes America America is how we take our frustrations to action. “The role that we play is helping citizens be able to know enough about what bothers them to be able to verbalize that to the power-brokers,” said Janice “Jay” Johnson, the [...]
Story by Chris Graham firstname.lastname@example.org Carl Tate looks at it as reinforcement. “It reinforces my promise to the citizens of Staunton not to vote to raise their taxes,” said Tate, a candidate for Staunton City Council, who made news in his upstart campaign with his April 8 announcement that he had signed the Taxpayer [...]
Story by Chris Graham email@example.com Mike Harris has tried to seize the momentum in the marquee race in the upcoming May 4 local elections with a proposal that revolutionized government budgeting 40 years ago. It’s called the zero-based budget, and the idea is that budget writers start their work on fiscal plans with the [...]
Special Report by Chris Graham firstname.lastname@example.org The push toward tax reform that caught up in its inner workings the sitting governor and a future governor among its bipartisan leaders fell surprisingly silent after 2004, much like the tree in the woods with no one there to witness if it actually makes a sound.
Hosted by Chris Graham email@example.com Today’s AFP Show features an interview with AFP editor Chris Graham and economist David Shreve. Shreve joins the show to talk about a report released Tuesday by United for a Fair Economy and the Virginia Organizing Project looking at what states should do in terms of fiscal policy to [...]
Staff Report News tips: firstname.lastname@example.org As U.S. mayors gathered in Washington this week to meet with the Obama administration about unemployment and the economy, Virginia local government officials and community leaders are calling for the creation of a Community Jobs program. The jobs program would provide funding to localities across the country to create [...]
Staff Report News Tips: email@example.com Local members of the Virginia Organizing Project are hosting a health-care vigil at Court Square in Harrisonburg Tuesday evening. The vigil is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on the east steps of the Rockingham County Courthouse in Downtown Harrisonburg. The vigil will shine a spotlight on the thousands of Americans [...]