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WIC participation in Virginia drops 21.6% over 5 years

The number of Virginia residents taking part in the federal nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) declined 21.6 percent from fiscal years 2015 to 2019, the U.S. Food and Nutrition Service reported.

Highest income earners in Virginia taxed at 7% rate

The top 1 percent of earners in Virginia are taxed at an effective rate of 7 percent, compared to the state’s 9.2 percent tax rate on the middle 20 percent of income earners, according to a new 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

Virginia Beach has liabilities equaling $2,100 per taxpayer

Among the 75 most populous cities in the U.S., Virginia Beach ranks 25th for the state of its finances, having $2,100 in liabilities per taxpayer, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released last month.

Outbound cigarette smuggling rate in Virginia estimated at 24.2%

The outflow of smuggled cigarettes in Virginia is 24.2 percent, according to a new study from the Tax Foundation that examines the relationship between cigarette taxes and smuggling.

Virginia ranks 14th best in new economic outlook analysis

Virginia finished 14th in a study by the website Rich States, Poor States that examined the 50 states’ economic outlooks based on 15 weighted policy measures.

Virginia ranks 14th best on corporate tax study

Virginia finished 14th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining how well states have structured their corporate income tax systems in 2020.

Virginia among the 36 states with major tax changes in 2020

Virginia was included in a new analysis from the Tax Foundation identifying 36 states that have major changes to their tax codes taking effect this year.

Virginia job growth this year projected at 0.8%

Job growth in Virginia is expected to reach 0.8 percent by the end of 2020, equal to the state's 2019 job growth, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.

Virginia lacks adequate funds to weather moderate recession

Virginia would lack adequate revenues to manage a moderate economic downturn without raising taxes or cutting services, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics.

Virginia ranks 25th in annual tax climate ranking

Virginia finished 25th in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

Alissa Baldwin Pledges to Support Term Limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises 2020 U.S. senate candidate for Virginia, Alissa Baldwin, for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress.

College basketball coach is highest-paid public employee in Virginia

Tony Bennett, head basketball coach at the University of Virginia, earned $4.2 million in 2018, making Bennett the highest-paid public employee in Virginia last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in Virginia to reach $3.9 million in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for Virginia arts agencies are projected to reach $3.9 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to 45 cents per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Virginia levies a total tax on lodging of 4.3%

Hotel room bills in Virginia tack on a total state lodging tax of 4.3 percent, the 43rd highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

83 counties in Virginia are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

Eighty-three counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.

6,372 borrowers in Virginia filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in Virginia who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 6,372, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$475.7 million in federal research dollars flowed to Virginia in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to Virginia totaled $475.7 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

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