Tell Your State Senator to Pass the Budget

With the March 10th deadline approaching, the Virginia Senate has an opportunity to pass a fiscally responsible budget that puts our state back on the path to prosperity.

Tell your state senator to stop dragging their feet and pass a budget that looks out for the best interest of the taxpayer. Tell the Virginia Senate that it’s time to stop playing partisan poltics with the well-being of the citizens.

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Virginia Senate Holds Budget Hostage and Puts Virginians at Risk

February 29, 2012J

For Immediate Release – Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Contact: Audrey Jackson

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.

AFP-VA Legisaltive Agenda

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)

Obama’s Regulatory Burden

December 15, 2011J

Via National Review Online:

In the next few days, President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency is expected to issue another final regulation directed at electricity utilities. This rule, known as the Utility MACT, will impose an estimated $11 billion each year in new costs on our economy. It will threaten electricity-generating capacity in many parts of the country. And it’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this administration’s runaway rulemaking.

I’m often asked when I’m home in Michigan why the House of Representatives has been so active this year passing legislation related to environment and energy rules.

The answer is simple. The Obama administration forced our hand with a regulatory approach that threatens to destroy jobs and drive up costs for families.

AFP-VA Stands with Richmond Tea Party

November 30, 2011J

Denounces unfair treatment of conservatives by Mayor Jones

RICHMOND – Americans for Prosperity – Virginia (AFP-VA) today stands beside their economic freedom allies at the Richmond Tea Party, who have been singled out for an audit after requesting fair treatment by the city. The Richmond Tea Party audit appears to be nothing more than retaliation for the conservative group seeking refunds of some $10,000 spent on rally permits and fees, arguing that Occupy Richmond activists have not been charged anything for their similar activities.