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Virginia ranks No. 1 on Cato Institute’s K-12 education analysis

Virginia was rated the best state for the performance of its K-12 public education system in a study by the Cato Institute that challenges other influential rankings of student achievement.

Analysis: California, New York, D.C. have most progressive income taxes

California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., ranked among the U.S. jurisdictions with the most progressive individual income tax systems, according to a recent Tax Foundation analysis.

Analysis: Virginia ranked 6th most affected by government shutdown

Virginia ranked No. 6 among the District of Columbia and the 50 states in a recent analysis by WalletHub.com on how they were affected by the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

Analysis: Virginia Beach, ranks 32nd among largest U.S. cities lacking funds to pay debts

Virginia Beach, Va., ranks 32nd worst among the 75 largest cities in the United States for the handling of its finances, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released this month.

Virginia ranked No. 22 in 2019 business climate index

Virginia finished at No. 22 among the 50 states in the Washington-based Tax Foundation’s analysis of how states’ tax systems affect their ability to attract and retain businesses.

Virginia Beach-Norfolk has 70th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. metro areas

The number of vacant homes in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk, Virginia area was nearly 7,200 in the third quarter of 2018, a 567-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: Virginia posts 10th lowest drop in food stamps participants

Virginia ranked No. 40 among 49 states and U.S. territories that saw reductions in food stamps participation, according to the latest numbers compiled by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Analysis: Virginia not on track to tax online sales

Virginia is not compliant with a U.S. Supreme Court decision outlining how states can go about requiring online retailers to collect sales taxes on products sold within their borders, according to an analysis by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Analysis: Virginia posted lowest sales tax burden per person in 2018

Among the 45 states that levy sales taxes, Virginia ranked No. 45 for its per-capita sales tax collections, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Virginia posted 10th lowest corporate income tax in 2018

Among the District of Columbia and the 44 states that levy corporate income taxes, Virginia ranked No. 36 for the top tax rate on business revenues, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Analysis: Virginia posted 26th highest individual income tax rate in 2018

Virginia ranked No. 26 for its top individual income tax rate, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers that tracked the District of Columbia and the 43 states that levy such taxes.

Virginia gets ‘C’ grade in analysis of states’ fiscal health

Virginia ranked No. 12 in a study of the state’s ability to pay all of its bills, including public employers’ pension benefits, according to a new ranking of the states’ fiscal health by Truth in Accounting (TIA).

Virginia ranked No. 31 in average charitable giving

Virginia residents who took itemized deductions for charitable deductions on their federal income tax forms in 2016 donated $5,539 on average, according to an analysis released this month by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Virginia has eighth lowest home vacancy rate in nation

Virginia posted the eighth lowest home vacancy rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Virginia Sears store to close in March

A Sears store in Virginia will close its doors in March as part of the parent company’s restructuring plans, Sears Holdings Corp. said this week.

Virginia’s population rose 0.6% from mid-2017 to mid-2018

Virginia’s population increased by 52,478, or 0.6 percent between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, according to estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Analysis: Short-term health plans in Virginia Beach 63% less than market plans

The monthly cost of short-term health insurance plans in Virginia Beach is $220.35, 63 percent below the cost of individual market plans, according to a recent analysis by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA).

College wrestling earned $3.7 million for Virginia schools in 2016

University of Virginia wrestling brought in $39,243 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in Virginia that year, according to a Watchdog.org analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

Analysis: Home affordability in Richmond tanks

The city of Richmond had the lowest home affordability index in Virginia in the third quarter, according to an analysis of 440 counties by ATTOM Data Solutions.

George Mason University fields most volleyball players in Virginia

George Mason University ranked No. 1 for student volleyball participation in the state, according to a Watchdog analysis of college sports participation.

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