McAuliffe Vetoes Glenn Davis Bill That Would Have Protected Taxpayers

On Monday Delegate Glenn Davis, the pro-jobs Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor, denounced Governor McAuliffe’s third consecutive veto of Davis’ bill to protect taxpayers from skyrocketing local taxes and keeping Virginia a right-to-work state.

“The Governor vetoed taxpayers once again by vetoing HB1753, which stops local governments from demanding union-level expenses from contractors. That drives up the costs of local projects and local taxpayers pay the price,” said Davis, who labor unions have always seen as a threat. In fact, labor unions have given over twice what the House Democratic Caucus has given to his liberal opponents since 2013 to try to defeat Davis, who has consistently prevailed.

“When government demands private companies pay union wages, you’re on your way to being a union state,” added Davis. “No wonder Virginia’s falling behind among the best states for business. We need to lower the cost of doing business and stop government from imposing greater costs.”

Virginia’s current Lt. Governor, Ralph Northam, also voted against this bill in the Senate in an effort to prevent its passage.

“I’m looking out for Virginia taxpayers and small businesses,” noted the Delegate. “To make Virginia #1 again for business and job growth, we have to keep the cost of government down and impose fewer restrictions on businesses. That is why the Virginia Chamber of Commerce has consistently ranked this legislation as one of the most important for the Virginia small business community.”

Del. Glenn Davis is leading the race for Lt. Governor in recent polling. He represents the 84th District in the House of Delegates comprising part of the city of Virginia Beach. Davis lives with his wife, Chelle, who served as President of the Princess Anne Republican Women’s Club. Previously, Davis served on Virginia Beach City Council and has served on numerous boards and commissions, including the board of the Republican Party of Virginia Beach. Davis is a business owner and entrepreneur.

The Republican Primary is Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

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