The Republican-led Committee on Finance advanced legislation Monday to prevent Governor Ralph Northam’s middle-class tax increase and ensure $950 million in middle-class tax relief. Legislation carried by Delegate Tim Hugo (HB2529) and Delegate Chris Jones (HB2533) works in tandem to Continue reading Update: House Republicans Pass Middle Class Tax Relief
On January 24th, HB 2527, introduced by Delegate Tim Hugo (R-40), unanimously passed a Transportation Subcommittee in the Virginia House of Delegates. If passed into law, HB 2527 sets specific criteria to stop localities from tolling on roads such as Continue reading Delegate Hugo’s Anti-Tolling Bill Passes Transportation Subcommittee
Del. Tim Hugo introduced HB2734, which will improve the grievance procedures for state government workers in Virginia.
The Senate voted to rescind the law that allows employers to pay less than minimum wage to “newsboys, shoe-shine boys, ushers, doormen, concession attendants and theater cashiers” — jobs to which many African-Americans were relegated decades ago. The Senate voted Continue reading Senate Republicans Lead Repeal of Old “Jim Crow” Wage Law
Yesterday, Delegate Margaret Ransone (R-99th District) delivered a passionate speech about the ERA and her treatment by spectators observing her committee when the issue was being debated. View the video here.
A Virginia House of Delegates subcommittee shot down a handful of marijuana bills Wednesday evening, including a pot decriminalization proposal supported by Gov. Ralph Northam. A House Courts of Justice subcommittee led by law-and-order Republicans voted 6-2 to kill two Continue reading Republicans Say No to Legalizing Pot in Virginia
Several gun bills that would restrict gun owner’s rights were defeated this week. Read the full story here.
Del. Tim Hugo is sponsoring HB 2529 that will offer tax relief to millions of middle class Virginians. The legislation allows taxpayers to itemize their state taxes regardless of how they file their federal return. This will allow middle-class families Continue reading Del. Hugo Introduces Key Tax Bill – HB2529
The Virginia Senate passed a resolution on today for Virginia to ratify the federal Equal Rights Amendment. Seven Republicans joined all 19 of the chamber’s Democrats in supporting the resolution sponsored by Sen. Glen Sturtevant, R-Richmond. The resolution now goes Continue reading VA Senate Passes ERA (26-14)
Medicaid will cost Virginia half a billion dollars more than expected over the next two years. How should the state fix its forecasting?