Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Supervisor McKay, Lee District School Board Rep Tammy Kaufax will host the meeting in Franconia.
Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay, Lee District School Board Representative Tammy Kaufax, and county and schools budget staff will host a presentation and Q and A session on the proposed Fairfax County budget Wednesday night. "Over the past decade we’ve worked hard at diversifying our economy but between 10 and 20 percent of our local economy is related to defense or federal contracting to the tune of about $25 billion," McKay said in an email sent to constituents on Monday. "With a substantial amount of the county’s workforce involved in some way with what happens on the federal side, that’s a lot of potential drop in retail sales, car purchases, home sales, and the like." The budget presentation and Q and A will take place from 7 to 9 …
Monday, December 24, 2012
Soon-to-be Senator will serve on three committees important to Northern Virginia.
Senator-elect Tim Kaine, who will be sworn into office Jan. 3, will serve on three Senate committees important to Northern Virginia. His office announced he will serve on the following committees: Kaine had asked to join Armed Services, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Foreign Relations and Small Business and Entrepreneurship — in that order, according to a recent blog post on The Washington Post Web site. "I am excited to tackle these meaningful committee assignments," Kaine said in a news release. "Because of Virginia's deep connections to the military, through active duty personnel, veterans, military families and the private sector, Virginia needs a strong voice on the Armed Services committee as Congress makes decisions …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
County relies on $290 million in Federal dollars, including $135 million for schools.
Fairfax County is staring down projected budget deficits in both Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015, and officials are waiting anxiously for Congress to make a decision on sequestration cuts that would only make those gaps worse. In a presentation Tuesday, County Executive Ed Long told Virginia legislators the county was projected to face shortfalls of $169 million in FY2014 and $274 million in 2015. And there’s no telling what sequestration would do to those numbers. The county currently relies heavily on about $290 million in Federal dollars, including $135 million for Fairfax County Public Schools, $58 million in Federal grants, $38 million for the General Fund and more. “We can certainly hope that sequestration does not kick in but there’s a …
Monday, September 24, 2012
How do you think Fairfax County should fund $3 billion in needs over 10 years?
Fairfax County residents can provide input starting Monday on how the county should fund an estimated $3 billion gap in transportation funding over the next 10 years. From Monday to Sept. 12, residents can take an online survey and submit their thoughts on how Fairfax County transportation needs should be funded. The Board of Supervisors and the Transportation Advisory Committee will also host a series of nine public meetings in the coming weeks before making a decision. The first meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Springfield Government Center, 6140 Rolling Road, in Springfield. Officials have outlined 20 potential options to increase revenues for transportation infrastructure, including a 1 percent sales tax on services and a .5 …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
A Richmond Report from Alexandria's delegate
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
By Delegate David Englin, 45th District As the halfway point of this year’s General Assembly session quickly approaches, our attention has turned to the state’s two-year budget. I believe strongly that budgets are moral documents that determine whom we lift up and whom we leave out. Governor McDonnell’s proposed budget includes some laudable new spending on higher education, economic development, and shoring up the state employee pension trust fund. However, Governor McDonnell puts Grover Nordquist’s No Tax Pledge ahead of the needs of the most vulnerable Virginians, so he is making these worthy investments by balancing the budget on the backs of children and the poor. By changing the way state money for public education is calculated, …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Board will also consider parking fee increase before voting on fiscal 2012 budget.
The Fairfax County School Board will approve next year's budget at Thursday's meeting, but they must first make a decision on whether three proposed amendments will be included. Two of the three amendments address athletics fees, introduced in the fiscal 2011 budget. Currently, athletes must pay a fee of $100 per sport to participate. The fee is waived for students who receive federal free or reduced lunch. Both amendments propose that athletics fees are capped at two sports per athlete, but each amendment attempts to make up for lost revenue in a different way. Member Sandra Evans (Mason) introduced an athletics fee amendment that suggests the loss in revenue be accounted for by reallocating the $100,000 set aside for the beginning …