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Virginia's Tea Party Reveals Its Local Legislative Effort

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By Anne Marie Morgan

Claiming it influenced November's elections, Virginia's Tea Party now is focusing its effort on the Commonwealth's general assembly. The party has rolled out a state legislative agenda that mirrors its federal one.

The Tea Party wants to limit state spending growth to inflation plus population increases. Delegate Manoli Loupassi will sponsor that bill and also a state constitutional amendment that permits eminent domain only for public purposes.

Another bill requires the state, municipalities and some employers to clear the immigration status of job applicants through the federal E-Verify system.

An initiative by State Sen. Steve Martin addresses sanctuary cities.

The large package of bills includes state limits on federal cap-and-trade mandates and on Congress's interstate commerce power when goods are made and kept in Virginia.

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