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Topic - Frank M. Ruff Jr.
The indestructible force met the immovable object last week: Grover Norquist, the anti-tax advocate who presides over Americans for Tax Reform, dared to take on Virginia Senate Minority Leader Richard L. Saslaw, Fairfax Democrat.
Increasing lottery sales are helping states around the country — including Maryland and Virginia — to partially compensate for the sluggish economy.
"I'm not sure I can see any rational reason why we shouldn't treat it as a candy bar," he said. "There's some merit in it. Nobody wants to raise taxes. I would rather have that happen than have the locality have to raise the real estate tax."