With the election of Sharon Bulova to the post of chair of the Fairfax Board of Supervisors Tuesday, the attention at the County Government Center returns to the unsavory process of coping with huge cuts in the upcoming county operating and school budgets.
Revenues Down, But Not Out I was in Richmond on Tuesday to hear Governor Tim Kaine speak to a business group about the state budget and federal issues.
Wall Street’s impact on Broad Street (Falls Church’s Main Street) will actually be felt more in countless residential neighborhoods both here and across the planet as personal retirement and pension accounts disintegrate and local governments face steep losses in both their investment account balances and tax revenues.
Special In What Way? While most Virginians are probably enjoying the summer in a leisurely way, their state legislature is back in session.
The regular session of the General Assembly adjourned on March 13 and we immediately went into a special session called to handle a bond bill.
For many Americans, Tuesday brought a flurry of action as people rushed to file their tax returns on time. This year Congress also got into the act, passing legislation to strengthen taxpayer protections and make the tax system work better for consumers.
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Never in the 17-year experience of this newspaper has the fate of the City of Falls Church been more precarious than it is right now. While most folks are going about their holiday business and not paying attention to the affairs of their local government, key leaders at City Hall […]
Nothing in this world is certain except death and taxes. But for 1,400 Washington Metro area residents, it’s also a certainty that if they contact the IRS, they can get back close to $1,000 in unclaimed tax refund money.
Transportation Sham It was bad enough that the Republican leadership gave House and Senate members less than an hour to read the 105-page transportation bill. Unless virtually re-written by the Governor, it will require local governments to raise fees and taxes by almost $400 million in Northern Virginia with no […]