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  Members of a Richmond City Council work group did not give their stamp of approval to a cigarette tax Thursday - pushing off the decision to a later date. The conversation comes after the city recently passed an increase to the meals tax.

 

When Richmond City Council voted to increase the meals tax to help pay for new schools, it was controversial. Many asked: Why don’t we tax cigarettes? So Councilman Parker Agelasto submitted an additional proposal to do just that.

 

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Should Hollywood moguls get money from Virginia taxpayers? Lawmakers in Richmond are divided.

Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

A hundred years ago this November, the First World War came to an end.  All of those who fought are now gone, but the Virginia Museum of  History and Culture wants Americans to remember what that conflict meant on the battlefield and here at home. 

Senate OKs Raising Fuel Tax In Western Virginia To Improve I-81

Feb 16, 2018
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An additional fuel tax of 2.1 percent would be levied in western Virginia under a Senate bill approved Tuesday creating a regional transportation fund to help pay for improvements on busy Interstate 81.

Gun violence is back in the news this week. It’s also a topic that lawmakers in Richmond are debating.

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The chances for Medicaid expansion in Virginia crept up Thursday when a key Republican lawmaker from Southwest Virginia announced his support for the plan.

 

Terry Kilgore is a prominent conservative in Virginia politics.  Speaking on the John Fredericks Show, he says he now supports expanding the health insurance program for the poor, known as  Medicaid, if Virginia includes work requirements.

Think Advisor.com

Tax season is a time for financial reckoning;  An opportunity to understand where you money goes and to consider how you manage it.  But for a lot of people, it just seems too complicated, even scary.  An accounting professor at Radford University says that has to change because understanding your personal finances can make a huge different to your pocketbook over time.

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The future is now. Or at least that’s what some lawmakers in Richmond say.

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Heading into this year’s General Assembly Republicans had been battered at the polls. They were clinging to a single-vote majority that they won by by the luck of the draw. Now, one month in, Republican Speaker of the House Kirk Cox is upbeat.

Building A Road Map For Teaching About Slavery

Feb 14, 2018
The Montpelier Foundation

It is a question that has long vexed America: How do we teach our history of slavery?  This month, James Madison’s Montpelier started working on an answer.

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