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Newspeak by Some of Virginia's State Senators

George Orwell's 1984 is now ensconced in the Virginia Senate in Richmond. According to the Waynesboro News Virginian on February 23, Senator Emmett Hanger believes, "the largest tax hike in Virginia history is not really a tax increase and might even help the (Shenandoah) Valley." And about the $6 million in corporate welfare for the Phillips Morris tobacco company, the newspaper writes that Hanger believes it "would benefit the state in terms of jobs." If you haven't told your legislators in Richmond, yet, what you think about their plans to increase state taxes, you can reach General Assembly members through the Legislative Information System. Better yet, tell both your delegate and senator.

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