Virginia Senate Republican Caucus

October 2010

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News from the Office of Sen. Frank Ruff - October 18, 2010

Sun, 2010-10-17 20:00 -- ajohnston

On November 2nd, there will be three proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot for you to consider.  Today I will give you some background on the first one.  In the coming days I will address numbers 2 and 3.

 Amendment One

"Shall Section 6 of Article X of the Constitution of Virginia be amended to authorize legislation that will permit localities to establish their own income or financial worth limitations for purposes of granting property tax relief for homeowners not less than 65 years of age or permanently disabled?"

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Constitutional Amendments on the Ballot

Mon, 2010-10-11 20:00 -- ajohnston

Many voters will be surprised to see three Virginia Constitutional Amendments on the ballot when they vote in three weeks (or earlier if voting by absentee ballot).  I write this to  provide a quick overview of the three constitutional ballot questions you will see when you vote.

All three amendments address taxation and revenue issues, and all three have passed the General Assembly two consecutive years (with nearly unanimous votes), as is required by the Constitution of Virginia, and they now go before the voters for final approval.