Posts tagged Budget
Filling in for Jimmy, guest host
- The no-tax-increase way from a $4.2 Billion deficit to a balanced budget
- How to foster a pro-business, pro-jobs economy
As well as the sure-fire method to stop job creation—create uncertainty for business with the Obama/Congressional Democrat unclear agenda of bloated government, new taxes, and increased regulation.
During his tenure as Speaker, Howell has led the way in reducing Virginia's per capita expenditures in the legislature from 40th in the Nation to 46th. And, with Senate Democrats running up a tab on the other side of the Capital, you can't expect much better than that.
Today, Chairman Lacey E. Putney summarized the provisions of the State Budget conference report adopted by the House and Senate today. This
As the House adjourned sine die, Speaker Howell issued a
As the General Assembly goes into overtime, extending its 60-day session by a day to complete consideration of the state budget,
The House Republican Caucus followed its long-time principle—no reward for missing a deadline—by proposing
The Senate, which already gives its members a more generous $169 per diem, took no similar action.
This is the same Senate that dragged its feet on negotiating the state budget with the House. Having come up with over-inflated revenue estimates, the Senate conferees would not engage with the House Budget Conferees in serious discussion about revenue last weekend.
Having created a delay by its inaction, the Senators insist on reaping a reward for missing the budget deadline established on December 11 (See
Legislators who live outside the Richmond metro area receive per diem payments to cover the expenses of living in Richmond during the legislative session. Under the Federal tax code, per diem in excess of actual costs can be kept as tax-free income.
We've posted a special page at http://www.vahousegop.com/budget/ highlighting House actions and House Conferee perspectives on the 2010-2012 Biennial Budget. It includes YouTube videos, speech transcripts, and other critical information.