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Federation 2016 Legislative Package

Federation member associations voted on October 29, 2015, to send the following eleven statements to the state legislators from Fairfax County in anticipation of the 2016 legislative session.

  • Increased Tobacco Tax for Schools (16E01) - Increase tobacco taxes, allocating the revenue to education and health care.
  • Limited Transportation Options (16T02) - Promote transportation policies, including public-transportation, pedestrian, and bicycle modes.
  • Virginia FOIA Amendment (16P01) - Allow public release of information related to police-involved shootings and other official police activities.
  • County-City Revenue Equalization (16E03) - Permit counties to have the same revenue-generating authority as cities.
  • Transportation Funding (16T01) - Make private-public transportation partnerships be competitively bid. Before adding tolls to I-66, improve adjacent roads, public transportation, tunnels and bridges.
  • School Opening Date (16E02) - Permit local school boards to set the opening date for school.
  • Taxation Fairness for Fairfax County (16B03) - Allow Fairfax County to set its own sales tax. Revise the formulas so more of the taxes collected in Northern Virginia are distributed to Northern Virginia governments.
  • Medicaid Expansion (16H01) - Expand Medicaid in Virginia.
  • Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions (16C02) - Use the sales of greenhouse-gas emission credits to help communities to adapt to climate change, help consumers reduce their energy consumption, and help the coal areas of Virginia adapt to reduced coal production.
  • Fair Redistricting (16G01) - Redistrict using Iowa plan.
  • Chesapeake Bay Protection (16C03) - Require stricter regulations and increased enforcement for all counties that drain to rivers that drain to the Chesapeake Bay.

The details for these eleven can be found here. The details of the eighteen candidate statements from which the eleven were selected can be found here.

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