Category Archives: State Government

Reflections on the McDonnell Saga

Justice Department lawyers and lower federal courts have been unanimously over-ruled by the U.S. Supreme Court in the corruption case brought against former Governor Bob McDonnell. The Supreme Court’s ruling is a breath of fresh air.   Johnny Williams, a … Continue reading

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Save Virginia’s Collateral Source Rule

You’re driving south on Interstate 95 when you are suddenly rear-ended by a drunk driver. Your hospital bills will be high, your new car is totaled and it will be many months before you can return to work.  But when … Continue reading

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Poll Reveals Voters Are Uninformed About Major Issues

What do voters truly understand about policy issues that have major impacts on society? In the final weeks of 2015, Just Facts commissioned a nationwide poll to scientifically determine this. While most polls focus on public opinion, this one measured … Continue reading

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Assembly Punts on Airbnb

Virginia could have been one of the first states in the nation to legalize the short-term rental industry, but after taking a good hard look at HB 812, the so-called Airbnb bill, the General Assembly decided to punt. The legislature … Continue reading

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Governor’s Corporate Tax Cut Will Have Little Impact

Governor McAuliffe has proposed a quarter of one percent cut in the corporate income tax rate (from 6% to 5.75%). This puny tax cut will have a minimal impact on economic growth. Indeed, it will only create 280 new jobs in five … Continue reading

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