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Lessons from a Hidden Tax Increase

10/28/2014 | News |

Virginians are about to experience a gasoline tax increase — one that has, until now, avoided public notice.

Last year, the Virginia General Assembly passed the first transportation overhaul since 1987. While I strongly support transportation improvements for the commonwealth, I did not vote for the transportation bill in part because of how it is funded.

Part of the plan is paid for by assuming that Congress would pass the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA),...

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“Four Pinocchios” for the Post on Photo ID

09/26/2014 | News |

We live in the age of the fact checkers. There’s PolitiFact, FactCheck.org, and of course the Washington Post’s “Fact Checker.” But when the media itself gets it wrong, who will fact check the fact checkers?

Yesterday, the Washington Post reported that over 450,000 voters lacked proper identification to cast ballots in Virginia. That’s a shocking number—so let’s take a look at it, Fact Checker style.

About 450,000 voters in Virginia may lack the proper...

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Wait, What?

08/13/2014 | News |


Democrats are alleging massive voter fraud ... what, what?

Coming from the party that routinely denies any possibility of voter fraud, Richmond Democrats' new-found obsession with the issue is highly entertaining.

In the Democratic Party-run firehouse primary to choose the party's state senate nominee in the 16th District special election, Democrats -- free to adopt any voter identification standard they wished, or none at all -- opted for requirements...

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Virginia's 26th

Virginia's 26th Senate district includes the City of Harrisonburg and the counties of Rockingham (part), Shenandoah, Page, Warren, and Rappahannock.

The Shenandoah and Page Valleys are some of the most beautiful areas in all of Virginia. Rich in beauty, history, and heritage, people from around the world are attracted to the bountiful entertainment and sites right here in the 26th District. It is a great place to raise a family, and I am honored to represent this beautiful and friendly district.

Not sure if you're in the 26th? Find out here, examine a detailed map of the 26th (pdf), or view a map of all of Virginia's state senate districts (pdf).

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