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.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

  • Virgnia Investing $160,000 Grant to Protect "Endangered Species" in Lee County Caves
  • Raid on Rash Road in Meadowview Results in Two Women Booked on Meth Charges
  • Stabbing Under Investigation in Johnson City
  • Haslam Believes 'Insure TN' Can Work Better Than Obamacare
  • Threat Closes Two Sullivan County Schools
  • Two Arrested in Erwin Cocaine Bust
  • Local Legislators Battling Governor's Plan to Scale Back Tax Credits for Coal
  • Suncoke Downsizes more than 150 Buchanan County Workers
  • Washington County Commissioner Speaks on Project X
  • Federal Authorities Pursue Suppliers of "Bath Salts," "Purple Wave" to Tri-Cities Region
  • Erwin Man Jailed After October Stabbing Incident
  • Bristol Man Seriously Injuried After Being Hit by a Car
  • ABC Store Worker from Abingdon Accused of Embezzling
  • Abingdon and Bristol Men Charged for Sex Crimes in Separate Cases
  • Grand Jury Issues Indictments Stemming from Damascus Meth Raid
  • Woman Arrested for Attacking Her Sister
  • Former Sullivan County Jailer Charged With Using Excessive Force Against an Inmate
  • New Ads from TN Think Tank Attack Haslam's Insure Tennessee Program
  • Erwin Man Booked on Attempted Second-Degree Murder Charges
  • Bristol, Virginia Sets Ceremony for Glass Recycler
  • Sullivan Schools Chief Says Community Remains but New Schools Make Financial Sense
  • Lawmakers say Coal Downturn to Blame for Norfolk Southern Pulling Out of Roanoke
  • UPDATE: Clintwood Man Killed in Monday Crash in Dickenson County
  • Former Nurse Indicted for Stealing Meds from Indian Path



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