Tag: tax credits


Report shows historic preservation tax credits boost Virginia economy

First Lady Pam Northam highlighted the findings of two just-completed studies that show the sustained and substantial contribution preservation makes to Virginia’s economy through the incentives of state historic rehabilitation tax credits (RTCs) to repurpose and recycle old buildings.

164,884 people in Virginia selected 2015 Marketplace plans in the first month of open enrollment

According to a report released by the Department of Health and Human Services this week, 164,884 people in Virginia selected plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace leading up to the December 15 deadline for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2015.

Conservation easements prove good option for farmland preservation

One of Virginia’s oldest land conservation options has proven to be a valuable tool for farmers and other landowners seeking to protect their property from development.

Farmers: Tax extenders help now, permanent solution needed

The U.S. Senate is expected to move forward with legislation that cleared the House of Representatives last week for retroactive tax extenders.

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.

McAuliffe kicks off Virginia ObamaCare open enrollment

Gov. Terry McAuliffe kicked off this year’s open enrollment for the Federal Marketplace, promising to take an aggressive role in helping eligible Virginians sign up for health insurance.

Virginia leads multi-state defense of healthcare affordability assistance

Virginia today led 18 states defending the right of millions of Americans to access affordability tax credits when they purchase health insurance on a federally-facilitated exchange.

Ken Plum: The Age Wave

Last week, Bob Brink, a former colleague of mine who represented Arlington-McLean in the House of Delegates and who was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to be Deputy Commissioner for Aging Services, spoke to the Northern Virginia Aging Network’s (NVAN) annual legislative summit.

Wayne Theatre construction update

I remember being told, “Nothing comes for free.” I can attest to the validity of that. The Wayne Theatre qualifies for $3,000,000 in tax credits. At one time this infusion of funds for worthy projects seemed like ‘free money.’

Virginians are part of the educational solution

The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, highlights Virginia’s Education Improvement Scholarships Tax Credits Program as part of the #41Days of School Choice initiative.

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Robert Hurt: Helping American families save for higher education

Over the past 36 years, the cost of a higher education has increased 13 fold. That means college tuition expenses have jumped 1,225% since 1978; that’s four times the rate of inflation and food costs.

Wayne Theatre fundraising effort still $257K short

The Wayne Theatre Alliance is still working at closing another funding gap that has stalled work on the renovation of the Downtown Waynesboro landmark.


Museum interpretive center: Study funded, but where will project money come from?

The big news in Waynesboro this week is that the city and the Virginia Museum of Natural History have come up with the $50,000 needed to proceed with the development of a master plan for a proposed museum interpretive facility in Waynesboro. But what about the rest of the projected $7.4 million cost to build and open the interpretive center? Where will that money come from?

HHS: Healthcare law will provide families in Virginia with an average refund of $148 this summer

Consumers in Virginia will benefit from $8,913,605 in refunds from healthcare insurance companies this summer, averaging $148 per family, because of the Affordable Care Act.

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Herring helps defend access to healthcare affordability tax credits

Attorney General Herring filed an amicus brief in the case and Virginia delivered oral argument defending the right of low- and moderate-income Virginians to access thousands of dollars in assistance to make healthcare coverage more affordable.

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McAuliffe statement on conflicting federal rulings on Affordable Care Act

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today in response to the conflicting rulings of two federal courts on the Affordable Care Act:

Wayne Theatre Alliance: Epicurean delight, at last

WTA Board members Sara Howlett and Su Ferguson are happy to report that the postponed Epicurean Delight will be enjoyed by WTA’s guests on Sunday, July 20 at 6:30 at the Waynesboro Country Club.

Altenergy Inc. chosen for solarize programs in Richmond, Charlottesville

In the summer and fall of 2014, Altenergy Incorporated is helping two Virginia Solarize programs make solar easier and more affordable than ever.

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Tim Kaine introduces bill to improve healthcare access

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine introduced legislation to help families in Virginia and across the country access tax credits in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to ensure they get the most affordable healthcare coverage possible.


Bipartisan bill to help startups create jobs clears Senate Finance Committee

The Senate Finance Committee today passed the bipartisan Startup Innovation Credit, which will allow Virginia startups to claim the popular Research and Development tax credit.

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Virginia files amicus brief in King v. Sebelius

Attorney General Mark R. Herring has filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the case of King v. Sebelius, which is currently on appeal before the Fourth Circuit.

Ken Plum: The nature of Virginia

More than a month ago VIRGINIAforever, a coalition of concerned businesses, environmental organizations and outdoor enthusiasts, presented to the gubernatorial candidates a five-year plan, “Investing in the Commonwealth’s Land and Water.”

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Q&A with White House Press Secretary on Affordable Care Act

We found this interesting back-and-forth between White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and reporters at today’s press briefing on the Affordable Care Act worth sharing.

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Kaine submits comments on Medicaid expansion in Virginia

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine submitted the following comments to Virginia’s Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission in response to its request for public input on the decision of whether or not to expand Medicaid in Virginia.

McDonnell on tax credits for the rehabilitation of historic schools

Gov. Bob McDonnell today issued a statement regarding the need to update the IRS code to allow the federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, passed on a bipartisan basis in 1986, to apply to local school modernization projects.

Petersen calls for five-year expiration date for state tax credits

Northern Virginia Democratic State Sen. Chap Petersen announced on Monday his proposal to establish a five-year limit for all tax credits in Virginia. The proposal takes the form of a constitutional amendment, subject to ratification by both the Senate, House of Delegates, and the citizens of Virginia.