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Eleven for 2011

As the year draws to a close, we’re looking ahead to 2011, and the big stories that will drive Virginia politics. Here’s my list, in no particular order: Advertisements

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A New Majority (Leader)

With House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith’s election to Congress last week in the Republican tsunami, the search for someone to take his place in Richmond is underway. Smart money says Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) is a shoo-in for the … Continue reading

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House Rejects Income Tax Hike

As expected, the Virginia House of Delegates voted Thursday to reject a plan to do away with the state’s car tax relief program and replace it with an income tax hike. After about 45 minutes of spirited debate, lawmakers unanimously … Continue reading

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Griffith, McWaters Offer GOP Response to Kaine

House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith (R-Salem) and newly-minted state Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach) delivered the GOP response to Gov. Tim Kaine’s address. Their speech is after the jump.

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Kaine Proposes Tax Hike, Deep Cuts in Budget

Outgoing Gov. Tim Kaine (D) wants state lawmakers to eliminate Virginia’s car tax cut and replace it with a one percent increase in income tax rates. The proposal is part of Kaine’s final budget recommendation to the General Assembly — designed to close … Continue reading

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