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Kill the Death Tax

September 03, 2014

The death tax, also known as the estate tax, is a tax on a person’s assets at death. Family-owned farms and businesses are most vulnerable to the death tax. When one generation wishes to pass family business assets down to the next generation, the death tax can threaten the continued viability of the business’ operations. […]

Study Finds Virginia Business Climate Best in Nation

July 09, 2014

by Rudy Takala A report released last week assessing state business climates placed Virginia at the top nationally, giving the state a grade of A+. The study, conducted by the Kauffman Foundation and Thumbtack and reported on in The Economist, examined state business climates by looking at a combination of tax rates, regulatory environment and […]

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AFP Applauds Delegates for Pushing Back on Obama’s Energy Regulations

February 06, 2015

SB 2291 pushes back against Washington power grab and delays implementation of onerous rules RICHMOND, VA — Americans for Prosperity Virginia applauds the 15 members of the House of Delegate’s Commerce and Labor Committee who voted yes on SB 2291, legislation to enable the state to delay implementation of sweeping new federal energy regulations. Delegates […]

Sen. Kaine’s Opposition to Bi-Partisan Keystone Pipeline Hurts Virginia

January 13, 2015

While ten other Democrats vote to approve the Keystone Pipeline, Tim Kaine appeases extreme ideological interests Arlington, Va. – Americans for Prosperity (AFP), the state’s leading advocate for free-market energy policies that create jobs and lowers energy costs, today called out Senator Tim Kaine for his opposition to the Keystone pipeline. While Senator Kaine opposes the pipeline, ten Senate Democrats voted to […]

AFP Virginia Statement on Governor McAuliffe’s Budget Amendments: Will he ever learn?

December 17, 2014

Arlington—AFP Virginia State Director Sean Lansing issued the following statement Wednesday after Governor Terry McAuliffe once again used Virginia’s budget process to propose implementing ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion:    “After almost a full year of partisan brinksmanship, multiple failed votes, a near government shutdown and a complete flip in public opinion on the issue, Virginian’s have […]

AFP Releases New Ad Urging Rep. Wittman to Oppose Wind Subsidy

November 24, 2014

Americans for Prosperity Calls on Congress to End Crony Capitalism RICHMOND – Americans for Prosperity announced the launch of a new print ad that urges Rep. Rob Wittman to oppose the Wind Production Tax Credit, which is a taxpayer subsidy for wind energy production. The ad will be featured in the Fredericksburg Free Lance Star […]

AFP Launches Wind PTC Ads on Reps. Rigell and Wittman

November 13, 2014

Ads to put grassroots pressure on members to oppose more tax dollars for wind subsidies. RICHMOND — Americans for Prosperity, Virginia’s leading grassroots advocate for economic freedom, is launching a new media effort designed to persuade Reps. Scott Rigell (VA-2) and Rob Wittman (VA-1) to oppose spending any more money on the Wind Production Tax […]

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