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Virginia Senate Holds Budget Hostage and Puts Virginians at Risk

February 29, 2012 J

For Immediate Release – Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Contact: Audrey Jackson
ajackson@afphq.org
540-908-9509

Virginia Senate Holds Budget Hostage and Puts Virginians at Risk
Political Games Could Lead to Regressive Tax Increase

RICHMOND – Americans for Prosperity – Virginia (AFP-VA) is taking a stand against efforts to tie up Virginia’s biennial budget over partisan games. Even with the largest budget in Virginia history, several Virginia lawmakers are still not satisfied and until they get their demands, they are holding the Virginia budget hostage and bringing no solutions to the table.

Americans for Prosperity Denounces Proposed Meals Tax in Campbell County

February 02, 2012 J

For Immediate Release – February 2, 2012

Contact: Audrey Jackson: Ajackson@afphq.org

Americans for Prosperity Denounces Proposed Meals Tax in Campbell County

Richmond, VA – The Virginia chapter of Americans for Prosperity opposes any tax increase proposed by the Campbell County Board of Supervisors.

“Now is not the time to be raising taxes on Campbell County Families. Like the hardworking families of Campbell County have done for the last several years, it is time for Campbell County Supervisors to learn to live within their means,” stated Audrey Jackson, Virginia State Director of Americans for Prosperity.

Stop the Obama Healthcare Takeover Virginia!

January 27, 2012 J

The healthcare takeover is coming to Virginia and you need to know how this is going to affect your ability to take care of you and your family's health.

The Obama Healthcare takeover law directs the states to create a health care exchange by January 1, 2014. The Federal government promises flexibility to design the Exchange as states see fit but a simple review of Health and Human Resources (HHS) requirements show that flexibility is available in name only. With each new federal regulation and restriction states’ “flexibility” is undermined and the usefulness of exchanges is diminished.

What's an exchange? In theory, an Exchange is a market-based mechanism giving consumers a simple, transparent and innovative way to purchase health insurance. The Exchanges as created by the President and HHS, however, are far from simple, transparent or innovative.

AFP-VA Legisaltive Agenda

January 26, 2012 J

2012 Policy Agenda

Support a Virginia budget which will include no tax increases, reduces spending levels and suggest various program cuts:

• Elimination of redundant state agencies and commissions all while making government smaller and more efficient. (SJ66 / HJ49)

• State pension (VRS) reform (HB1129 / HB1130)

Support Property Rights:

• A Constitutional Amendment to protect private property. (SJ3 / HJ3)

• Makes incorporation of urban development areas optional rather than mandatory. Any locality that has previously adopted urban development areas may, and upon voter petition shall, reconsider such action. (SB 274 / HB92 / HB794 / HB869)

• Allow landowners to hunt on their own property on Sundays. Also, this bill would allow persons who have the written permission of the landowner to hunt on the landowner's property on Sundays. (SB173 / HB369)

Join Us Tuesday Febuary 7th for a Richmond Day at the Capitol

January 24, 2012 J

JOIN US FOR A FULL DAY OF GREAT SPEAKERS, LUNCH, AND A VISIT TO YOUR LEGISLATORS

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7th at 9:30 am AT THE BELL TOWER

JOIN NATIONAL PRESIDENT TIM PHILLIPS, STATE DIRECTOR AUDREY JACKSON ALONG WITH LT. GOVERNOR BILL BOLLING, ATTORNEY GENERAL KEN CUCCINELLI, DELEGATES BEN CLINE AND BRENDA POGGE, AND MAYBE SOME SURPRISE GUESTS!!

A FREE bus will be available from Virginia Beach and Roanoke!

The bus will pick up and return at these location

Roanoke: Daleville Kroger, 72 Kingston Drive.
Lexington: Wal-Mart located on Rt 11
Staunton: WalMart, 1028 Richmond Ave. Staunton

Virginia Beach: Indian River Park and Ride, 970 Reon Drive, Virginia Beach
Hampton Roads: Coliseum Circle Mall, behind Target
Williamsburg: WalMart, 731 E. Rochambeau Drive, back of parking lot.