Category: Budget and Tax Reform

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We strive to work towards a long-term solution that restores balance to the state’s budget and tax structure.

We do not support further budget cuts to vital services like education, transportation and public safety. When we cut our state’s infrastructure and services to the bone, it keeps our economy from moving forward.

Additionally, we support progressive tax reform. Virginia’s tax structure is “old and rusty” and is in need of modernization. Low- and middle-income families in Virginia pay a higher share of their income in state and local taxes than do the richest families. We are all making sacrifices in this financial climate and we should not be paying a higher percentage of our income to taxes than the wealthiest Americans.

Virginia has a regressive and unbalanced state tax structure that relies too much on sales taxes that disproportionately impact low and middle income families as well as an almost flat income tax in which not all taxpayers pay their fair share. This tax structure needs to be changed.

Virginia Organizing Holds Rally to Call on U.S. Senators to Protect Health Care and Stop Budget Cuts

Virginia Organizing Holds Rally to Call on U.S. Senators to Protect Health Care and Stop Budget Cuts

Charlottesville, Va.—Virginia Organizing held a rally at the corner of McIntire Road and Preston Avenue on Tuesday, June 20 at 5:30 p.m. to call on our U.S. Senators, Mark Warner ...

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Virginia Organizing to Hold Rally to Call on U.S. Senators to Protect Health Care and Stop Budget Cuts

Virginia Organizing to Hold Rally to Call on U.S. Senators to Protect Health Care and Stop Budget Cuts

What: Rally to call on U.S. Senators to protect health care and stop federal budget cuts When: Tuesday, June 20 at 5:30 p.m. Where: Corner of McIntire Road and Preston Avenue Spea ...

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Trump’s Budget vs. Our Vision

Trump’s Budget vs. Our Vision

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Trump Tax Plan Would Give 400 Highest-Income Americans More Than $15 Million a Year in Tax Cuts

Trump Tax Plan Would Give 400 Highest-Income Americans More Than $15 Million a Year in Tax Cuts

Published by Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. President Trump’s tax plan contains specific, costly tax cuts for the wealthy and profitable corporations but only vague promi ...

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Lesson from Minnesota: Raising Taxes Not Always Economic Poison

Lesson from Minnesota: Raising Taxes Not Always Economic Poison

RICHMOND, Va. -- Many Virginia lawmakers have argued that cutting taxes is the best way to spark economic growth. But in Minnesota, taxes were raised on the wealthy, and their eco ...

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Federal Budget Rules Could Bring Automatic Social Security, Medicare Cuts

Federal Budget Rules Could Bring Automatic Social Security, Medicare Cuts

Published by Public News Service RICHMOND, Va. — New budget rules proposed for Congress could bring deep, automatic cuts to benefit programs for seniors that had been exempt from ...

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Stop Child Hunger

Stop Child Hunger

As a parent, I know how important it is for kids to have healthy food. Really, it is a no-brainer that kids shouldn’t have to go hungry, right? Not according to the U.S. House of ...

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State of the States Report 2015

State of the States Report 2015

Published by the Center for American Progress.  See also: Interactive: Restoring Shared Prosperity (TalkPoverty.org) State-by-state fact sheets In 2014, more than one in seven Ame ...

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Your Federal Student Loans Just Got Easier to REPAYE

Your Federal Student Loans Just Got Easier to REPAYE

This article was published on Homeroom, the official blog of the Department of Education Beginning today, Federal Direct Loan borrowers can take advantage of a new repayment plan: ...

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End tax breaks for big corporations

End tax breaks for big corporations

Our friends at Americans for Tax Fairness recently sent out an email to let us know that Congress is negotiating a huge package of mostly corporate tax breaks that have expired—ba ...

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