VaNews for Terry Kilgore



PICKLE SELLERS, CRANK CALLS COULD GET A HEARING IN VA. GENERAL ASSEMBLY

By LAURA VOZZELLA, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Why spend the hereafter in a box six feet under when your cremated remains can ride a rocket to a galaxy far, far away? Especially if the state of Virginia opts to give tax breaks for intergalactic interments. Under a bill proposed by Del. Terry G. Kilgore (R-Scott), the commonwealth would offer an income-tax deduction of up to $8,000 to anyone planning to have his ashes blasted from the Old Dominion to outer space.

VaNews January 2, 2012



FOR SOME, OUTER SPACE IS THE FUNERAL FRONTIER

By JULIAN WALKER, Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

While Scripture says it's hard for a rich man to get into heaven, Virginia may soon offer a discount to people who want to blast their remains into the hereafter. Del. Terry Kilgore, a Republican from Scott County, wants the state to provide a tax credit of up to $8,000 for those who book passage for their cremated remains aboard a commercial space flight to be sent into orbit around Earth or the moon.

VaNews December 12, 2011



BILL: SEND YOUR ASHES TO SPACE, GET A TAX BREAK

By JULIAN WALKER, Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Even though scripture says it's hard for a rich man to get into Heaven, Virginia may soon make it less expensive for people to blast their remains into the hereafter. Del. Terry Kilgore has introduced legislation that would provide a tax credit of up to $8,000 for those whose mortuary arrangements involve booking passage for their cremated remains aboard a commercial space flight to send them into Earth or lunar orbit.

VaNews December 9, 2011



DELEGATE SEEKS PLACEHOLDER BILL FOR HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE

By MICHAEL MARTZ , Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Gov. Bob McDonnell won't seek legislation next month to create a health insurance exchange, but a top Republican in the House of Delegates said the state cannot afford to wait and risk the federal government imposing an exchange with its own rules. Del. Terry G. Kilgore, R-Scott, chairman of the House Commerce and Labor Committee, said Monday that he already has asked that legislation be drafted to create a state-operated exchange under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

VaNews December 6, 2011



VIRGINIA ASSEMBLY AMBIVALENT ON HEALTH EXCHANGE

By DAVID SHERFINSKI, Washington Times

Virginia legislators appear at odds over how — or even whether — to move forward with a state-run health insurance exchange mandated by President Obama’s health care overhaul during the 2012 General Assembly session. Secretary of Health and Human Resources William A. Hazel Jr. said Monday that the administration right now does not think it needs to ask for legislation on the matter, and that there was still too much planning for anything to be prepared.

VaNews December 6, 2011



KILGORE: SCOTT COUNTY WILL CONTINUE TO GET TOBACCO COMMISSION FUNDS

By WES BUNCH, Kingsport Times News

The chairman of the Virginia Tobacco Commission said last week that grant funds will continue to come to Scott County, and he downplayed the ramifications of a dispute between county officials that brought the money’s disbursement into question. Virginia Tobacco Commission Chairman Delegate Terry Kilgore, R-Gate City, said there would be no slowdown in funding for local projects and that the completion last week of a mandatory assessment by the Scott County Commissioner of Revenue’s Office solved the issue.

VaNews October 17, 2011