Monday, February 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
House Bill 1582 reflects an incomplete understanding of weapons qualification practices within our military and is an unwarranted expansion in the number of people allowed to carry handguns in the Commonwealth. It would do nothing to protect the safety of our citizens.
It would allow any person 18 years of age or older and on active military duty or honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces or the Virginia National Guard who has completed basic training to apply for a concealed handgun permit.
Contrary to the assumption of House Bill 1582, weapons familiarization training as a component of an individual’s military basic training does not qualify that
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Former Governor and Senator George Allen
Statement from Richmond
Former Virginia Governor and Senator: “The principle of privatizing the warehousing, distribution and sale of distilled spirits is common sense. It is simply not the function of government to sell beer, wine, bourbon or vodka.”
“Most people realize that government has a spending problem, not a revenue problem.
The principle of privatizing the warehousing, distribution and sale of distilled spirits is common sense. It is simply not the function of government to sell beer, wine, bourbon or vodka. If we are to ever to have a chance to limit the size and scope of government, we must take bold steps that the Governor is advancing, consistent with his campaign promise. I support privatization, allowing all businesses that qualify to obtain distilled spirits licenses.
The Governor’s approach of putting cash into transportation projects is innovative and beneficial. This funding of transportation can be accomplished while meeting priority responsibilities in education and law enforcement. As our elected legislators work through the ABC privatization initiative, there is no good reason or need to insert a tax hike in this plan. The taxpayers of the Commonwealth know that the state budget is sufficiently big. Worrying about how much revenue the government can keep from liquor sales is a distraction from the larger cost savings of privatization.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Business, Politics, State Politics
Tags: economy, republican, transportation