Wednesday, December 12, 2012

McDonnell's Revised Budget to be Presented Next Week
The revised budget Gov. Bob McDonnell presents to legislators next week will end the accelerated sales tax for all but about 200 Virginia retail merchants, freeing 98 percent of dealers from the 3 1/2-year-old budget-balancing scheme. The governor's office announced that McDonnell will include nearly $21 million to offset revenue lost from drastically reducing the number of dealers subject to the accelerated sales tax. Merchants despise the early estimated sales tax payments. It was enacted to shore up state finances at the depth of the recession in 2009. McDonnell asked lawmakers in 2011 to phase it out early. McDonnell proposes boosting the threshold for paying the tax from $26 million in annual taxable sales to $48.5 million. He also seeks $250,000 more for Parkinson's disease research at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

  • More Charges Filed Against Abingdon Murder Suspect
  • U.S. Marshals Plan to Be Cautious When Questioning Hawkins County Teen
  • Former John Battle High Teacher, Coach Pleads to Having Sex with Students
  • VSP: 5-Yr-Old Not Properly Restrained During Fatal July 4 Crash in Washington County
  • Bombing Suspect's Home Search in Kingsport Turns Up Guns, Other Property
  • UT Extension: Fungus, Blue Mold Being Reported
  • U.S. Marshals: Ben Shook "Didn't Have A Plan" While on The Run With Teen
  • Johnson City Fire Rating Improves
  • Amber Alert Cancelled, Sex Offender and Teen Found in Smyth County
  • Items Taken From Bombing Suspect's Home
  • Marlow Given 30 Years to Serve in Prison for Baby Killing in Abingdon
  • New City Leaders Named In Elizabethton
  • Two Charged In Church Hill Vehicle Thefts
  • Confederate Flag Parade Underway in Kingsport
  • Old Theft Case Results in New Arrest of Abingdon Man
  • Additional Conduct Under Investigation at BVU
  • Abingdon Man Charged with Killing Father Arraigned in Court This Afternoon
  • Involuntary Manslaughter Case of Boone NC Motel Owner Delayed Until October
  • UPDATE: Suspected Pipe Bomber of Johnson City Prothetics Biz Owns Similar Business in Kingsport



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