The Virginia Boom
Over at Commonwealth Watch, NJB has a good post about the population growth in Virginia since the 2000 census. He says:
Virginia remains the 12th largest state in the country, though it gained more people than all except six other states (California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Arizona and North Carolina).Here, again, is another reason that the Warner-Kaine tax increase logic is so fuzzy. Not only do we have an enormous surplus, but the tax base is ever expanding, particularly in the wealthiest parts of the state.
It also gives the Virginia GOP a good reason to be on its toes as we near another redistricting effort in 2010.