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Virginians take great pride in their long tradition of sound government. The state and local tax burden is one of the lowest in the country, yet Virginians expect and receive a high level of government services. The corollary of good government is fiscal integrity: Virginians operate their local governments according to sound business principles.

Spending or borrowing is not excessive. In contrast to some states where businesses are subjected to ever-changing tax structures, Virginia offers a stable, predictable tax and regulatory environment. Taxes are low and have been that way for years. The state's corporate income tax rate, which has a flat rate of six (6%) percent, has not changed since 1972. The Virginia Constitution mandates that the state and all of its localities balance their budgets each year.

Nowhere are the principles of good government, fiscal integrity and public-private partnership more evident than in Chesterfield County.

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