Fight Brewing Over Inadvertent Tax Hike as Lawmakers Set to Begin Session

Posted on January 12, 2019 1:55 am

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Virginia’s first session of 2019 starts on Wednesday, and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are mapping out what some of their priorities will be in the coming year. Republicans currently hold slim majorities in the Senate and the House of Delegates and Democrats have the governor’s seat.

One of the main fights in recent weeks has come over tax policy. Republicans have been fighting against an inadvertent $1.2 billion tax increase coming into effect over the next two years because of a change in the federal tax code. Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, on the other hand, wants to