|Tim Kaine with Shannon Taylor, October 22, 2011|
Tim Kaine will hold a rally today at the Market Square Pavilion in Shockoe Bottom at the 17th Street Farmer's Market at 5:45pm, which will also include Senator Warner and former Governor Linwood Holton!
WHAT: Kaine for Virginia Richmond Rally
WHEN: 5:45 PM, Wednesday, April 4th
WHERE: Market Square Pavilion, 17th and Franklin St., Richmond, Virginia
Click here to RSVP.
Kaine is kicking off a two-week tour of Virginia to discuss his economic agenda (which you can read here). Kaine's plan has three key points:
1. Grow Business, Grow Jobs: Kaine believes targeted investments and policies can support our businesses and spur job creation by increasing access to capital, and leveling the playing field by addressing an unfair tax code that is over burdensome for small businesses. In addition, strategic investments in infrastructure are critical to ensuring our roads, airports, port, and railways are able to support Virginia in a global economy. During Kaine’s term as Governor, Virginia was named the Best State for Business four years in a row and through his work, Virginia attracted companies to the Commonwealth including Meadwestvaco, Hilton, CSC, SAIC, and VW of North America.Kaine is focusing on issues like jobs and the economy.
2. Build a Talent Economy: In order to develop the most talented workforce in the world, Kaine states we need a long-term policy that supports investments and smart reform in education, from early development like Pre-K to higher education and workforce development. Kaine supports policies that increase college affordability and elevate the importance of career and technical education. During Kaine’s term as Governor, he passed the largest higher education construction bond package in Virginia history and expanded pre-K enrollment by nearly 40 percent.
3. Balanced Budget, Balanced Politics: In order to close the federal deficit and pay down the national debt, Kaine recommends a balanced approach that would raise revenues by closing lobbyist-driven loopholes and allowing tax cuts for the wealthiest American to expire, while making strategic cuts. As Governor, Kaine cut more than $5 billion in state spending and reduced the size of the general fund, but left room for important investments in areas like education that were critical for future growth.
Meanwhile, George Allen, Bob Marshall, and the rest of the Republican field are gearing up for a heated discussion of issues like personhood, transvaginal probes, and the best way to prevent women from getting the healthcare they need.