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, March 05, 2015

  • Flood Victim Found Dead
  • Tim Tebow Foundation Opens First "Timmy's Playroom" Area in TN at Niswonger
  • ETSU College of Education Receives $1.2 Million Endowment
  • Rare Portrait of Davy Crockett's Widow to be Auctioned Off in Damascus
  • Car Found but Man Still Missing after Being Swept Away By Flood
  • Last of Meth Distributor Charged in Operation "Salt Vegas" Pleads Guilty
  • Weather Even Impacts Rail Traffic
  • Kingsport Police Continue Search for Man Missing for One Year
  • Reports: Man Swept Away by Floodwaters in Buchanan County
  • Wellmont Merger Search "Nearing Conclusion"
  • Bill Stripping Localities of Power to Ban Guns in Parks Passes TN Subcommittee
  • VDOT Reporting More Than 70 Routes Flooded, Closed in SW Virginia
  • Sullivan County's Longtime Economic Recruiter Retiring
  • Criminal Complaint Shows Fired Washington County TN Corrections Officer Hit, Kicked, Laughed at Victim
  • Teenager Arrested, Charged for Arson That Destroyed Two Barns in Hawkins County
  • APCO Offering Customer Text and Email Power Outage Alerts
  • TN Dept. of Education Likely to Let Counties, Cities Waive School Days Missed by Snow
  • VDOT: Haysi Main Street to be Closed for a Week Due to Building Collapse
  • Office Depot Cutting Jobs in Bristol, Virginia
  • Rain, Snow Melt Cause Flooding Throughout Southwest Virginia
  • Johnson City Police Arrest Man on Meth Charges After He is Caught Holding the One-Pot Lab
  • TN Bill That Guarantees Veterans Groups Fund-Raising Games Gaines Committee Approval



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