Virginia Constitutional Amendment Would Exempt Spouses of Fallen First Responders from Certain Taxes

This November, voters in the Commonwealth of Virginia will decide whether or not to amend the state constitution to allow local municipalities the ability to exempt the spouses of first responders killed in the line of duty from having to pay property taxes.

The effort is intended to ease the financial burden faced by families after the loss of a loved one in the line of duty.

Virginia Delegate Tim Hugo stated, "This is but a small recognition for the efforts of our first responders who put their lives on the line each and every day in order to keep us safe, particularly those who have given the ultimate sacrifice."

He continued, "The tragic death of Prince William Police Officer Ashley Guindon on February 27 further reminds us of the tremendous sacrifices of our first responders."

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