Today the U.S. House of Representatives debated H.R. 4, the Jobs for America Act. Among addressing multiple issues, the bill would make permanent Section 179 small business expensing, 50 percent expensing, and repeal the...
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State Budgets: Virginia Makes Modest Cuts, Proposes Cigarette Tax Hike
Although Gov. Tim Kaine (D) played Santa Claus in giving state workers the day off on Christmas Eve, he warns of a $2.9 billion budget shortfall over the next two years out of a $73 billion budget. His budget proposes layoffs and cuts to education (primarily state-funded K-12 administrators, leaving local districts discretion for where to make other cuts), law enforcement, and transportation, while hiking the cigarette tax by 100% and increasing grants to charities.
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