Tag: car tax

Petersen seeks to eliminate car tax, replace with local fuel tax

Senator Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) has introduced legislation for the 2016 session that will eliminate the car tax for vehicles used by individuals.


Ken Plum: Taxes

Governor Terry McAuliffe will address the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees on December 17 in a statutorily required report on the state’s finances.


Creigh Deeds: Will this session ever end?

Not since 2001 has the General Assembly been in session this long. While these extended sessions do not often occur, I fear the Jeffersonian ideal of a part-time citizen legislature is in jeopardy.


Ken Plum: Making the grade

At a time when quality reviews and accountability measures result in more activities being given a letter grade, it is appropriate that legislative sessions receive the same treatment.


Petersen: Car-tax cut not a ‘mistake’

Democrat critical of Kaine on car tax; will push gas-tax index to boost transportation dollars Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Remember how upset Fairfax Democrat Chap Petersen was right after Gov. Tim Kaine proposed last month to replace the car-tax relief program that dates back to the administration of Jim Gilmore with a 1 percent […]


Taxing and spending in Virginia

  Column by Ken Plum www.kenplum.com Political pundits are continuing to debate the meaning of the outcome of the recent Virginia elections. While the elections were state-level only, some voters came to the polls with federal issues in mind – what some called socialized medicine, rising federal deficit, bailouts, continued wars, and the president himself. […]


Waynesboro: Gilmore’s good timing

Column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Jim Gilmore spent two hours in Waynesboro on Monday visiting with the editorial staff at The News Virginian. His timing could have been better, given what happened later Monday in the River City. “The thing that I have a dilemma about this is I don’t like to raise taxes on […]