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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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Ham, mustard, chips, AR-15

The next time you are packing up that picnic lunch for a foray into a Virginia state park, you might want to include an AR-15 assault rifle or a Glock 19 automatic pistol with your mustard and ham sandwiches....

By Peter Galuszka  | January 20, 2011; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Va. Politics, Virginia, crime, domestic violence, guns, parks, police, public health, sports, tourism, wildlife  
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Slow offshore drilling? Bravo, Obama

The moaning was loud last week when President Obama banned offshore oil drilling on the East Coast until 2017. Politicians of both parties, from Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.,) to Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R),...

By Peter Galuszka  | December 9, 2010; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Chesapeake Bay, HotTopic, Local blog network, Va. Politics, Virginia, development, economy, energy, environment, taxes, tourism, traffic, transportation, wildlife  
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Free marketeers for ... airline subsidies?

It never ceases to amaze how Richmond's business elite, while espousing free markets, are at heart state capitalists, sort of like Lee Kwan Yew of Singapore. The latest ripple: The business community has arranged for $600,000 in public money...

By Peter Galuszka  | December 2, 2010; 1:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, economy, taxes, tourism, traffic, transportation  
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McDonnell's ABC plan gets even stranger

The plan to privatize Virginia's ABC stores keeps getting stranger. Gov. Robert F. McDonnell is facing criticism that his plan unfairly puts a 2.5 percent optional tax on alcohol sales in bars and restaurants and for ledgers that show...

By Peter Galuszka  | September 30, 2010; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Va. Politics, Virginia, development, economy, public health, taxes, tourism, transportation  
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Seeing the city from a new perspective

Last weekend, WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC hosted more than 100 free tours across Washington. For anyone interested in learning more about the city, it was a fantastic way to see things from a new perspective. D.C. tourism is...

By Rob Pitingolo  | September 28, 2010; 1:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C., tourism  
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