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.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

  • Hope Expressed for Bristol Mall After Christmas
  • Bond Sale Closing Finalizes Funding for Bristol, Virginia's Cabela's Store Development
  • Sites in Russell, Lee and Tazewell County Added to Virginia's Historic Registry
  • Alcohol and Military Talk Leads to Accidental Shooting in Johnson City
  • Johnson City Man Forges and Cashes a $1,000 Check, Gets Arrested
  • Johnson City Police Have Advise for You During the Holidays
  • Man Charged with Tampering with Meter Twice to Steal Water
  • Ex Massey CEO Christmas Travel Plan Rejected by Judge
  • Wise County Homes to Benefit from Grant
  • Virginia Ethics Panel: Legislative Redistricting Needed from Independent Commission
  • Abingdon's Cinemall to Screen "The Interview"
  • Bluff City Man Arrested for Vandalism, Pulling a Rifle on Officers
  • Attorney for Vindicated Johnson City Cancer Doctor, Wife in Federal Drug Case Says Couple is "Ruined"
  • Fire Damages Front Room of Sullivan County Home; Dog Killed
  • Public Hearing on Virginia Biannual Budget Set for Jan. 7 in Abingdon
  • Arson, Breaking and Entering and more Charges Filed Against Chilhowie Man
  • Lawyers Want Community Service for McDonnell and Bristol Could be a Service Area
  • Suspended Russell County Doctor Faces $3 Million Suit
  • Coalyard Restoration to Buy Property in Johnson City, Storm Water Detention Facility to Come



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