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Virginia News Headlines: Saturday Morning

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Here are a few Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, April 28. Also, check out President Obama  discussing “a new Executive Order designed to crack down on the bad actors who prey on our veterans and service members considering higher education.” Bad actors like DPVA Chair Brian Moran, who is doing just that as a top official in the for-profit “education” lobby! (Brian Moran’s lobby shop is now attacking President Obama’s executive order as “deeply unfortunate”)

*In Virginia, 2 Ex-Governors Vie for Senate and Balance of Power

*Obama Warns Women That Romney, GOP Will ‘Close Doors of Opportunity’

*Hundreds expected for women’s rights rally in Richmond today (Watch out, Bob McDonnell’s probably calling the SWAT teams as we speak!)

*Tim Kaine has far more money from small donors than George Allen in Virginia Senate race (So, Kaine’s funded by normal people, Allen by Big Oil, Karl Rove, etc.)

*Tim Kaine calls for completion of Dulles rail line

*White House party crasher Tareq Salahi says he’s ‘very serious’ about GOP bid

*GOP Senate candidates face off in first debate today (Check it out, the Virginia equivalent of the Santorum/Cain/Bachmann/etc. freak show! LOL)

*McDonnell to appear on ‘State of the Union’ on Sunday

*Thomas Jefferson Institute touts plan for revamping Va. taxes

*‘Fighting Joe’ Morrissey to get law licence reinstated

*Marketing blitz aims to grow support for tunnel project and new tolls

*Horses attacked in Fairfax County

*Loan scheme, if proven, would be one of biggest in Virginia history

*Nats take a leap with Harper call-up

  • FreeDem

    Republicans like to run on “tax reform” as an issue (See Gilmore, car tax, among other Virginia campaigns), so it’s worth looking at the Thomas Jefferson Institute’s tax analysis about repealing several business related taxes and expanding the sales tax to services.

    I don’t know how this tax shift would impact working families in Virginia, but I suspect that the overall shift would be favorable. There’s a sense even among conservatives that McDonnell really ended up playing small ball as Governor, there’s no real legacy for him right now. The next Republican candidate for Governor could really need some new shiny issue to help their campaign in 2013, and this might be something they touch on.