How Would Gillespie Tax Cut Proposal Affect You?

Ed Gillespie

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie during a debate in McLean, Virginia last month. (Credit: Bonnie Jo Mount / The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

Ask the Republican and Democrat running for Governor how Virginia’s economy is faring, and you’ll get two very different answers.

Democrat Ralph Northam says the state’s doing well, pointing out that unemployment is the lowest its been in almost a decade. But Republican Ed Gillespie highlights slow economic and wage growth to paint a bleaker picture. And to turn things around, he’s proposing the state’s first tax cut in more than 40 years.

To understand what that would mean for Virginia’s economy, reporter Mallory Noe-Payne enlisted help.


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