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No union rights? Virginians are used to it

Wisconsin Republicans have scored a big victory in their fight against collective bargaining for public employees. In Virginia, however, teachers, police, firemen and other public service workers have long done without the right that public workers in 47 other...

By Peter Galuszka  | March 10, 2011; 6:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Va. Politics, Virginia, arts, child services, day care, economy, education, history, schools, taxes  
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Va. boat bill: More than just a tax cut for the rich?

Is it more a tax cut for rich yachtsmen or a jobs-booster for Virginia's marinas? Those are the questions behind a new bill filed by Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland), who wants to allow counties to cap personal property taxes...

By Peter Galuszka  | February 14, 2011; 4:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Local blog network, Prince William County, Va. Politics, Virginia, development, economy, energy, environment, taxes, tourism, transportation, weather  
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Is Webb's departure such a disaster for Democrats?

Jim Webb's long-awaited and unsurprising announcement that he will not seek reelection as U.S. senator from Virginia has the blogosphere buzzing about who's in, who's out and whose bench is simply too small. There seem to be a number...

By Peter Galuszka  | February 10, 2011; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Is there a Tea Party urbanism?

Many conservatives, especially Tea Party conservatives, strongly believe in removing powers and taxes from the federal government and transferring power to states and localities. At the moment, this view has strong support in Congress, especially the Republican-controlled House of...

By David Alpert  | February 9, 2011; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C., DC Vote, Local blog network, Virginia, taxes  
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Rough waters for George Allen

It's no surprise that George Allen wants his Senate seat back. The question for him is whether he understands how much the political landscape has changed in Virginia since his disastrous reelection run in 2006. Republican insiders say that...

By Peter Galuszka  | January 26, 2011; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Getting Virginia out of a jam

The Jan. 16 Metro article on Virginia’s transportation problems, “N. Va. likely to be stuck a bit longer,” noted that the state has gone 25 years without raising its fuel tax of 17.5 cents a gallon. Our legislators’ obsession about...

By Ron Glaser, Haymarket  | January 19, 2011; 4:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Push-back for Cuccinelli, Peter Galuszka , January 19, 2011
Will the real Bob McDonnell please stand up?, Peter Galuszka , January 12, 2011
Behind Virginia's textbook flap, Peter Galuszka , January 7, 2011
No foul play in Ward 5 development project, Harry Thomas Jr., Washington , December 15, 2010
Good news on roads from Richmond, Peter Galuszka , December 10, 2010
Slow offshore drilling? Bravo, Obama, Peter Galuszka , December 9, 2010
Toll mania in Hampton Roads?, Peter Galuszka , December 8, 2010
Free marketeers for ... airline subsidies?, Peter Galuszka , December 2, 2010
Sink riverboat gambling in Virginia, Peter Galuszka , November 19, 2010
Why the federal gas tax isn't covering our needs , Dan Malouff , November 15, 2010
A business-friendlier Virginia, no matter the cost? , Peter Galuszka , November 15, 2010
The conflicted Virginia university, Peter Galuszka , November 10, 2010
McDonnell keeps flogging ABC sell-off, Peter Galuszka , November 5, 2010
Eric Cantor's layers of defense, Peter Galuszka , October 26, 2010
Wholesale worry for Va. beer and wine suppliers, Peter Galuszka , October 19, 2010
Connolly and Fimian: The art of ads hominem, Paige Winfield Cunningham , October 19, 2010
Google's winds of change in Virginia, Peter Galuszka , October 13, 2010
Virginia's Tea Parties on top, Peter Galuszka , October 6, 2010
He's BAAAAACK!, Peter Galuszka , October 5, 2010
The cost of the Maryland sales tax, washingtonpost.com editors , October 2, 2010
McDonnell's ABC plan gets even stranger, Peter Galuszka , September 30, 2010
Obama's melancholy Richmond visit, Peter Galuszka , September 29, 2010
Md. sales tax riddle: Why pay $11.83 to save $1?, washingtonpost.com editors , September 28, 2010
It's not $175 million, but it can't hurt, Topher Mathews , September 28, 2010
McDonnell's VDOT pots of gold, Peter Galuszka , September 24, 2010
Who deserves a handicapped parking permit?, washingtonpost.com editors , September 23, 2010
Perriello: A breath of fresh air in a tough fight, Peter Galuszka , September 23, 2010
'Young Gun' Cantor -- Main Street Republican , Peter Galuszka , September 17, 2010
Privatization proves difficult in two Va. deals, Peter Galuszka , September 14, 2010
Northrop Grumman and the myth of privatization, Peter Galuszka , August 31, 2010
It's 1-1 for Cuccinelli, Peter Galuszk , August 30, 2010
Bill Bolling's alternate CEO universe, Peter Galuszka , August 23, 2010
Northern Virginia: New center of the hard right, Peter Galuszka , July 30, 2010
Delinquent taxes paid to Virginia ... and to CGI, Paige Winfield Cunningham , July 29, 2010
McDonnell's surplus that isn't, Paige Winfield Cunningham , July 14, 2010
Why is Virginia 'business friendly'?, Peter Galuszka , July 14, 2010
Income tax burden shifts to Virginia’s wealthy , Paige Winfield Cunningham , July 8, 2010
How much will Cuccinelli's legal forays cost? , Peter Galuszka , July 6, 2010
Perriello gets his challenger, Peter Galuszka , June 14, 2010
Whose 'politics of personal destruction'?, Vince Rinehart , May 28, 2010
You can't tax obesity away, Vince Rinehart , May 28, 2010
'Streamlining' is fine, but it has its limits, Peter Galuszka , May 10, 2010
It’s a credit, not a cut , Washington Post editors , May 7, 2010
Northrop Grumman chooses Virginia, Peter Galuszka , April 27, 2010
iFile works great, so naturally Virginia is killing it, washingtonpost.com editors , April 24, 2010
Finally, McDonnell faces pushback, Peter Galuszka , April 22, 2010
$474 in Va. taxes? That would be nice, washingtonpost.com editors , April 15, 2010
The D.C. bag tax in action, Vince Rinehart , April 2, 2010
Arlington’s budget binge, washingtonpost.com editors , March 12, 2010
A Va. tax provision you should know about, washingtonpost.com editors , December 10, 2009
 
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