Civil War monuments, taxpayer-funded abortions, and political donation write-off

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Civil War monuments, taxpayer-funded abortions, and political donation write-off

 

Check out these key votes made by elected officials in Virginia during the most recent legislative session, and go to www.votespotter.com to signup and see how your elected officials voted on these and other issues that impact your daily life.

 

House Bill 587, Restrict local authority over monuments: Passed 82 to 16 in the House on February 10, 2016, and 21 to 17 in the Senate on February 29, 2016. Vetoed by the governor on March 10, 2016.

To prohibit local governments from removing or interfering with monuments or memorials erected for a war or conflict, such as the Civil War.

 

Override veto of House Bill 587, Restrict local authority over monuments: Passed 68 to 32 in the House on April 20, 2016, and failed 21 to 18 in the Senate on April 20, 2016

To prohibit local governments from removing or interfering with monuments or memorials erected for a war or conflict, such as the Civil War.

 

House Bill 1090 Prohibit state funding of abortions: Passed 64 to 35 in the House on February 16, 2016, and 21 to 19 in the Senate on March 7, 2016. Vetoed by the governor on March 29, 2016.

To ban state funding of abortions unless that funding is a state match for Medicaid. This bill also bans state funding for organizations other than a licensed hospital that perform abortions.

 

Override veto of House Bill 1090, Prohibit state funding of abortions: Failed 66 to 34 in the House on April 20, 2016

To ban state funding of abortions unless that funding is a state match for Medicaid. This bill also bans state funding for organizations other than a licensed hospital that perform abortions. This was a vote to override the governor's veto, which requires 67 votes in the affirmative.

 

House Bill 22, End tax credit for political contributions: Passed 68 to 28 in the House on February 4, 2016, and 35 to 4 on February 19, 2016

To sunset the tax credit for contributions to political candidates. This credit would end with the 2017 tax year.

 

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