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2014 Legislative Victories in Virginia

Date: June 12, 2014

Here's a look at some of NFIB/Virginia's victories in the 2014 General Assembly:

Defeated Minimum Wage Increase
NFIB led the fight to defeat the minimum wage increase in Virginia to $9.25 by July 1, 2015.

Tax Relief for Small Business 
  • NFIB was successful in leading the drive to phase out the Accelerated Sales Tax
  • 98% of retailers no longer pay the Accelerated Sales Tax
  • Successfully opposed legislation that would have expanded the powers of local revenue officials to include examining the books and records of businesses.
Stopped the Estate Tax
NFIB/Virginia blocked efforts to reinstate the 16.5% estate tax, also known as the death tax, saving family farms and businesses millions of dollars. 

Eminent Domain - Protection of Private Property Rights
  • Won passage of a constitutional amendment on eminent domain
  • Limits the government’s ability to seize private property for anything other than public use.
  • Can no longer seize property for economic development or private gain.  
  • Definition of "just compensation" now includes lost profits and access to businesses
Card Check
NFIB secured legislation guaranteeing workers' right to cast secret ballots in union organization elections ensuring a process that is fair to employers and doesn't open employees to union intimidation. 

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