Gov. Youngkin’s tax package does little to help Southwest Virginia families most in need

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Opinion: “When Gov. Youngkin unveiled his legacy budget in December — the only one he will see from start to finish — he unveiled a plan that could tarnish the future of Virginia families, especially families with lower incomes. At the center of his budget is a tax package that doubles down on Virginia’s upside-down tax code, which asks those with the least to pay a larger share of their income in state and local taxes than the wealthiest people in Virginia. Reducing Virginia’s income tax rates and partially offsetting the cost by increasing Virginia’s sales tax is like a “reverse Robin Hood” — giving tax handouts to the wealthy at the expense of families with low and moderate incomes.”

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