Tuesday, March 20, 2018

STOP THIS TAX BILL

 Sales Tax Increase For The Historic Triangle!

I just spoke on WNIS

re:  SB 942.        More calls will be made tomorrow.   Toni Macrini was very favorable of my opinion! And he read the entire bill on the radio. (Attached below)  Articles have been is the WY Daily, the Va. Gazette, The Daily Press!  Watch and support your local Yorktown Crier also.  

Pogge said the tax increase "represents taxation without representation, which is ironic for that to happen in Williamsburg."

"Instead of tourists paying the tax, the population at large pays the bulk of this tax," Pogge said. "It's a $25 million tax coming out of the pockets of my constituents every time they pass a cash register."

**FYI: Delegate Mike Mullins (Democrat) sent a letter yesterday saying he voted AGAINST SB 942 due to the calls he received. It does make a difference!!  Gordon Helsel voted FOR it, as did David Yancey, and three people didn't even vote on it:  Margaret Ransone, Emily Brewer, and Tim Hugo. 

 Please call the Governor's Office (804) 786-2211, and respectfully ask him to vote AGAINST SB 942.  Short, sweet, and to the point.  See attached for more info.

Call the delegates:

Gordon Helsel  804-698-1091

(Remember Helsel voted for this bill!)

Mike Mullin   804-698-1093

Brenda Pogge  804-698-1096. 


Avalaible here : A listing of all the votes in this house:

https://www.richmondsunlight.com/bill/2018/sb942/hv1107/


 
This bill was submitted by Tommy Norment and is to tax York County residents 1% for Williamsburg Tourism.  Even if you live in Newport News, Hampton, Virginia Beach, or the surrounding area, it is important that You call!  Should this pass, what is to stop our government from taxing You and your City/County too?? 
 

A major area of concern is the lack of public discussion. There was plenty of discussion about a proposed sales tax bill in the months leading up to its appearance in the General Assembly. That discussion didn't take place in public.  "Instead, the sales tax bill materialized in private meetings and correspondence between government officials, according to emails obtained by The Virginia Gazette through the Freedom of Information Act."  http://www.vagazette.com/news/va-vg-sales-tax-bill-discussion-0314-story.htm


This sales tax bill will give the State taxing authority, not only the right to tax an individual locality but the right to distribute it and to tell them how to spend it. Any Locality can now go to the state and ask for an increase instead of working within the confines of their budget and "avoid" raising real estate taxes. Delegate Pogge said this bill will make the localities within the Historic Triangle have the highest sales tax rate in the state of Virginia. 


The Governor has until April 9 to veto or amend the bill.




Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Historic Triangle Tax

Please call the vote is tomorrow!


forward response:

Regarding the tax increase, there seems to be a shocking lack of awareness. Hopefully the recent media coverage will bring the issue to the forefront. Please encourage everyone you know to contact the House of Delegates members to express opposition to the bill. It will be on the floor tomorrow, and time is of the essence.

 

Thank you again,

 

Amanda Etter Batten

Legislative Aide

Delegate Brenda Pogge

804.698.1096

www.brendapogge.com


This morning, the Historic Triangle Bill cleared the House Finance Committee.  Please thank the Delegate Pogge for her down vote. Just became aware of the bill today - and I am probably not alone - among the 80,000 constituents.  As a resident of York County, I do not support a local surcharge that would subsidize another locale,  i.e. Williamsburg.


Know the Session clock is ticking...when do you anticipate the House to vote on the bill?  Is there anything we can do as a private citizen or member of a citizen's group to fight this bill?


2018 SESSION

 | print version

SB 942 Sales and Use Tax; creates a state sales tax and use tax in the Historic Triangle.

Introduced by: Thomas K. Norment, Jr. 



In Victory
Mary Leedom

Psalm 22:11 - Do not be far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help.

  




In Victory
Mary

Psalm 22:11 - Do not be far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help.

  



Begin forwarded message:

From: "janjordan72@gmail.com" <janjordan72@gmail.com>
Date: February 27, 2018 at 10:31:27 AM EST
To: "amanda@brendapogge.com" <amanda@brendapogge.com>
Cc: Mary Jones <mary1@maryjonesva.com>, "Leedom1773@gmail.com" <Leedom1773@gmail.com>
Subject: Fw:  Historic Triangle Tax



Sent from my LG K10, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

------ Original message------
Date: Tue, Feb 27, 2018 9:46 AM
Cc: Mary Jones;Leedom1773@gmail.com;
Subject: Historic Triangle Tax

Dear Amanda,

As you know, several of us from the Hampton Roads Republican Womens' Club had planned to meet with Delegate Pogge this morning, but we had to cancel on short notice, due to illness. 

This morning, I saw that the Historic Triangle Bill cleared the House Finance Committee.  Please thank the Delegate for her down vote. Just became aware of the bill today - and I am probably not alone - among the 80,000 constituents.  As a resident of York County, I do not support a local surcharge that would subsidize another locale,  i.e. Williamsburg.

Know the Session clock is ticking...when do you anticipate the House to vote on the bill?  Is there anything we can do as a private citizen or member of a citizen's group to fight this bill?

Sincerely,

Jan Jordan






























Sent from my LG K10, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

Fwd: Historic Triangle Tax

What do you. Know about this bill? It's already passed?...!...
How do we fight it? 

Please feel free to respond to me and/or Jan Jordan

This morning, the Historic Triangle Bill cleared the House Finance Committee.  Please thank the Delegate Pogge for her down vote. Just became aware of the bill today - and I am probably not alone - among the 80,000 constituents.  As a resident of York County, I do not support a local surcharge that would subsidize another locale,  i.e. Williamsburg.


Know the Session clock is ticking...when do you anticipate the House to vote on the bill?  Is there anything we can do as a private citizen or member of a citizen's group to fight this bill?


2018 SESSION

 | print version

SB 942 Sales and Use Tax; creates a state sales tax and use tax in the Historic Triangle.

Introduced by: Thomas K. Norment, Jr. 



In Victory
Mary Leedom

Psalm 22:11 - Do not be far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help.

  



Begin forwarded message:

From: "janjordan72@gmail.com" <janjordan72@gmail.com>
Date: February 27, 2018 at 10:31:27 AM EST
To: "amanda@brendapogge.com" <amanda@brendapogge.com>
Cc: Mary Jones <mary1@maryjonesva.com>, "Leedom1773@gmail.com" <Leedom1773@gmail.com>
Subject: Fw:  Historic Triangle Tax



Sent from my LG K10, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

------ Original message------
Date: Tue, Feb 27, 2018 9:46 AM
Cc: Mary Jones;Leedom1773@gmail.com;
Subject: Historic Triangle Tax

Dear Amanda,

As you know, several of us from the Hampton Roads Republican Womens' Club had planned to meet with Delegate Pogge this morning, but we had to cancel on short notice, due to illness. 

This morning, I saw that the Historic Triangle Bill cleared the House Finance Committee.  Please thank the Delegate for her down vote. Just became aware of the bill today - and I am probably not alone - among the 80,000 constituents.  As a resident of York County, I do not support a local surcharge that would subsidize another locale,  i.e. Williamsburg.

Know the Session clock is ticking...when do you anticipate the House to vote on the bill?  Is there anything we can do as a private citizen or member of a citizen's group to fight this bill?

Sincerely,

Jan Jordan






























Sent from my LG K10, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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WEDNESDAY.DECEMBER 13.2017

                                                                       

recap

Capital Improvements Plan
At an afternoon work session yesterday, City Council continued a discussion on the City Manager’s FY 2019-2013 Recommended Capital Improvements Plan. The Recommended CIP was presented to Council in October and is anticipated to be adopted in January. The entire plan can be reviewed  online.
 
Property Transferred to Housing Authority
City Council conveyed city-owned vacant property at 646 Hampton Avenue to the Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority, which will, in turn, transfer it to Habitat for Humanity. With the support of Newport News Shipbuilding, Habitat for Humanity is building a home on the site in the spring. This will be the 16th home funded and constructed by employees of Newport News Shipbuilding, of which 13 are in Newport News.  Read more...

                                                                      

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Newport News Police Department Welcomes New Officers


Last Thursday, the Newport News Police Department held its 17th Basic Law Enforcement Graduation and Swearing In Ceremony and welcomed 23 new officers to the department. The ceremony took place at the David Student Union on the campus of Christopher Newport University and included the Newport News Police Department’s Honor Guard and Pipe and Drum Band. Delegate Marcia Price from the 95th District of the Virginia House of Delegates was the guest speaker for the evening and officers were sworn in by the Honorable M. Scott Stein, Newport News General District Court Judge. Family members joined the graduates to pin the badges on the new officers. Read more...

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Virginia Libertarian Events 12/1 - 12/16

Please join us at one of these upcoming events!
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Virginia Libertarian Events 12/1 - 12/16

Please join us at one of our upcoming meetings or events! We've also included information on other organizations' events of interest to Virginia Libertarians.

Youth Leadership School (Arlington)

Leadership Institute event of interest to Virginia Libertarians.
Saturday, December 2 at 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM and Sunday, December 3 at 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM 
Leadership Institute, Steven P.J. Wood Building, 1101 N Highland St, Arlington, VA 22201
"The Leadership Institute's Youth Leadership School is a two-day, comprehensive campaign activism training that provides the tools to be an effective youth leader. Any student who wants to be active in the political process should attend this school. 2 days and nights, $30 (meals included)."
Register on the Leadership Institute website.

What's Next for Freedom Event (Hopewell)

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) event of interest to Virginia Libertarians.
Saturday, December 2 at 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Waffle House, 5105 Plaza Dr, Hopewell, VA 23860
"Join Americans for Prosperity this December 2nd, to hear about our vision for a more free and open society. We will discuss lessons learned from the gubernatorial election, and how to make an impact for economic freedom in your community. You'll hear from local field directors, AFP state leadership, and special guests. You will walk away from this event with a clear vision of how we can promote and advance pro-freedom policies in 2018 and beyond. Food and beverages will be provided."
Please RSVP at EventBrite.

Online Training: Introduction to Email Marketing

Leadership Institute event of interest to Virginia Libertarians.
Monday, December 4 through Wednesday, December 6 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
"Get all your questions about getting up and running with email marketing (a weekly newsletter, event invitations, and more!) answered ... from the comfort of your home. The Introduction to Email Marketing Workshop is a fun, live training that you can sign into online from anywhere in the world. You'll be able to see and hear the speaker and raise your hand (albeit virtually!) to ask questions, just like in any LI training. $15."
Register on the Leadership Institute website.

What's Next for Freedom Event (Powhatan)

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) event of interest to Virginia Libertarians.
Monday, December 4 at 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sweet Shop Donuts Cafe,1800 South Creek One, Powhatan, VA 23139
"Join Americans for Prosperity this December 4th to hear about our vision for a more free and open society. We will discuss lessons learned from the gubernatorial election, and how to make an impact for economic freedom in your community. You will walk away from this event with a clear vision of how we can promote and advance pro-freedom policies in 2018 and beyond. Food and beverages will be provided. Contact JFish@afphq.org for more information."
Please RSVP at EventBrite.

Patrick Henry Supper Club (Richmond)

Libertarian Party of Richmond

Tuesday, December 5
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Patrick Henry Pub and Grille
2300 E Broad St
Richmond, Virginia 23223

Please join your fellow Libertarians for a no-host dinner. This month will be a training seminar on citizen lobbying for the 2018 Virginia legislative session.

Future Candidate School (Arlington)

Leadership Institute event of interest to Virginia Libertarians.
Tuesday, December 5 through Friday, December 8
Leadership Institute, Steven P.J. Wood Building, 1101 N Highland St, Arlington, VA 22201
"LI's unique Future Candidate School teaches potential candidates the steps to take now to ensure a winning campaign in the future. The training focuses on your personal and political preparation for a future career in elected office. The nation's top campaign experts and leading political consultants will show you how to prepare yourself for a successful candidacy. 4 days, $250. Registration fee includes meals and lodging (available for the first 46 students)."
Register on the Leadership Institute website.

Television Workshop, On-Camera (Arlington)

Leadership Institute event of interest to Virginia Libertarians.
Tuesday, December 5 at 9:30 - 12:30 PM 
Leadership Institute, Steven P.J. Wood Building, 1101 N Highland St, Arlington, VA 22201
"The on-camera workshop takes place in front of the TV cameras in LI's Norma Zimdahl Master Studio in the Sacher Multimedia Center. You'll be coached through two rounds of mock interviews (one-on-one at a news desk and satellite) while receiving personalized critiques and feedback on how to better tailor your message for TV. Individuals who attend the on-camera workshop receive footage of their performance. Class size is limited to maximize your time on camera. Half day, $125"
Register on the Leadership Institute website.

Jefferson Area NORML Holiday Party (Charlottesville)

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) event of interest to Virginia Libertarians.
Tuesday, December 5 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Beer Run, 156 Carlton Rd Ste 203, Charlottesville, VA 22902
"Deck the halls with Jefferson Area NORML! 2017 has been such a fruitful year for cannabis reform in Virginia. To celebrate the success, we'll be doing some holiday crafts and 420 Trivia with prizes! A donation of any amount is welcome and much appreciated. Come have some fun at the Beer Run Backroom Taproom Tuesday! Please bring a friend. The more the merrier! Parking: There are two parking lots, in front of and behind Beer Run. There is also street parking. We hope to see you there!"
Please RSVP on Facebook.

Pizza & Politics with NoVA NORML (Falls Church)

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) event of interest to Virginia Libertarians.
Tuesday, December 5 at 7:30 PM - 10 PM
Uno Pizzaria & Grill, 3058 Gate House Plaza, Falls Church, VA 22042
"Virginia is making progress towards a future where you don't get arrested for cannabis! Come learn about the progress -- including the possibilities for medical marijuana in 2018 with local lawmakers (and how we can make sure this happens). RSVP today with the suggested donation of only $10."
Please RSVP on Facebook.

What's Next for Freedom Event (Henrico)

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) event of interest to Virginia Libertarians.
Tuesday, December 5 at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Americans for Prosperity Field Office, 9003 Quioccasin Road, Henrico, VA 23229
"Join Americans for Prosperity this December 5th to hear about our vision for a more free and open society. We will discuss lessons learned from the gubernatorial election, and how to make an impact for economic freedom in your community. You will walk away from this event with a clear vision of how we can promote and advance pro-freedom policies in 2018 and beyond. Food and beverages will be provided. Contact JFish@afphq.org for more information."
Please RSVP at EventBrite.

Hampton Roads NORML Holiday Social (Norfolk)

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) event of interest to Virginia Libertarians.
Thursday, December 7 at 7 PM
The Barrel Room, 437 Granby St, Norfolk, Virginia 23510
"Join us December 7th at The Barrel Room in Downtown Norfolk for our Holiday Social! Network and socialize with fellow members of Hampton Roads NORML while learning about Virginia NORML's plans for 2018 and how you can support our work. RSVP today with a suggested donation of only $10."
Please RSVP on Facebook.

Virginia Tech Networking Meeting (Blacksburg)

Virginia Industrial Hemp Coalition (VIHC) event of interest to Virginia Libertarians.
Thursday, December 7 at 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Macado's Blacksburg, 922 University City Blvd, Blacksburg, Virginia 24060
"You are invited to join VIHC members and the VIHC Virginia Tech Students Chapter at Macado's to talk hemp on Thursday Dec 7th from 5:30pm - 8:30pm. You do not have to be a member to join us. Ask the host where the VIHC is if you cant find us."
Please RSVP on Facebook.

Brunch & Business Meeting (Richmond)

Libertarian Party of Richmond

Saturday, December 9
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Brook's Diner
1600 Brook Rd # A
Richmond, VA 23220

Brunch begins at noon and the meeting typically begins around 1pm.
Please RSVP on Facebook

Virginia Cannabis Advocacy Training (Richmond)

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) event of interest to Virginia Libertarians. 
Sunday, December 10 at 12 PM - 2 PM
Gather - Scott's Addition, 2920 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23230
"Meeting with your lawmakers is the best way to build momentum for real reform. But where do you start? Join Virginia NORML and Cannabis Commonwealth for Advocacy Training and find out how you can be a powerful advocate for meaningful cannabis policy reform in Virginia. Don't let an important hearing or busy lobby day be your first trip to the General Assembly. Parking will be a breeze downtown when you know just where to go. Learn what to expect in the 2018 Virginia General Assembly and how to effectively communicate your story and the supporting data for medical expansion and decriminalization. Membership is not required and the suggested donation is $10. Virginia NORML appreciates your generous contribution in any amount. Join us immediately following at 2pm for networking and fundraising right next door at Three Notch'd RVA Collab House!"
Please RSVP on Facebook.

Online Training: Digital Writing Workshop

Leadership Institute event of interest to Virginia Libertarians.
Monday, December 11 through Wednesday, December 13, from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
"Learn more how to become a more effective and valuable writer ... from the comfort of your own home or office. The Digital Writing Workshop, now offered online, will help those who write social media updates, blog posts, or email newsletters for themselves or an organization. Improving your writing skills is the best investment you can make in dramatically increasing the effectiveness of your digital presence. Cost $15."
Register on the Leadership Institute website.

Introduction to HTML/CSS Workshop (Arlington)

Leadership Institute event of interest to Virginia Libertarians.
Tuesday, December 12 at 6:00 - 9:00 PM 
Leadership Institute, Steven P.J. Wood Building, 1101 N Highland St, Arlington, VA 22201
"Win your next battle with your content management system or email platform -- and learn a new skill that stands out on your resume. The Introduction to HTML/CSS Workshop will teach you the foundations of HTML and CSS. No previous coding or technical experience is necessary. This fun, hands-on workshop is designed with communications, creative, marketing, and PR staff in mind. Cost $15."
Register on the Leadership Institute website.

December Social (Roanoke)

Roanoke Valley Libertarians 

Wednesday, December 13
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Corned Beef & Co Inc
107 S Jefferson St
Roanoke, VA 24011

Please join your fellow Roanoke Libertarians on the second Wednesday of every month.
Please RSVP on Facebook.

Holiday Party & Farewell to Deshaud Williams (Richmond)

Chesterfield Libertarians
Libertarian Party of Richmond

Thursday, December 14
6:30 PM
Circuit Arcade Bar
3121 W Leigh T
Richmond, VA 23230

Going away party for Chesterfield Libertarians officer Deshaud Williams.
Please RSVP on Facebook.

What's Next for Freedom Event (Mechanicsville)

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) event of interest to Virginia Libertarians.
Thursday, December 14 at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Mexico Restaurant, 7162 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA 23111
"Join Americans for Prosperity this December 14th, to hear about our vision for a more free and open society. We will discuss lessons learned from the gubernatorial election, and how to make an impact for economic freedom in your community. You'll hear from local field directors, AFP state leadership, and special guests. You will walk away from this event with a clear vision of how we can promote and advance pro-freedom policies in 2018 and beyond. Food and beverages will be provided."
Please RSVP on EventBrite

State Central Committee Meeting & Brunch (Glen Allen)

Libertarian Party of Virginia

Saturday, December 16
11:00 AM Brunch
1:00 PM Meeting
Keagan's Irish Pub & Restaurant
2251 Old Brick Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23060

All Libertarian Party of Virginia Members are invited to attend our quarterly State Central Committee meeting. Agenda TBA but will include appointing volunteers to open positions, 2018 calendar planning, candidates for the 2018 elections, fundraising, and hiring an Executive Director. Come early for a no-host brunch with your fellow Libertarians.
Please RSVP for brunch on Facebook
Please RSVP for meeting on Facebook

December Board Meeting (Falls Church)

Libertarian Party of Northern Virginia

Saturday, December 16
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Bentley's Falls Church Diner
6654 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, VA 22042

Open to all LP members. Business will start at 1pm.
Please RSVP on Meetup

Future Events

Please check our website or Facebook page for information on additional future events.

Have something to add to the Virginia Libertarian Events calendar? Please email your event details to Calendar@LPVirginia.org.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

In Liberty,
Eric Bowling and Jackie Mason
Calendar Editors, Libertarian Party of Virginia

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