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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 Virginia Disappointed in State Senate Vote Against Education Savings Accounts

March 04, 2015

Americans for Prosperity of Virginia is deeply disappointed that HB2238 was defeated by the Senate last week.  With a tied vote of 18-18, the Lt. Governor voted no to defeat the bill.  In doing so, a clear message has been sent to Virginian parents.  Several members of the Senate care more about protecting their special […]

AFP-VA Disappointed in Virginia Senate for Failing to Stand up to the EPA

March 02, 2015

RICHMOND, VA — Americans for Prosperity – Virginia is disappointed in the Virginia Senate for missing the opportunity to stand up for energy consumers and push back against President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Senators removed a provision requiring legislative approval of a state implementation plan (SIP) before sending SB 1365 to a conference committee, where […]

AFP-VA Disappointed in Virginia Senate for Failing to Stand up to the EPA

March 02, 2015

RICHMOND, VA — Americans for Prosperity – Virginia is disappointed in the Virginia Senate for missing the opportunity to stand up for energy consumers and push back against President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Senators removed a provision requiring legislative approval of a state implementation plan (SIP) before sending SB 1365 to a conference committee, where […]

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 […]

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