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Shields Presents 2 Options to the F.C. Council to Lower a Proposed Tax Rate Hike / Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:28:23 +0000
Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields presented two options for lowering the projected tax rate increase in his recommended budget tonight, as he'd been requested to do by the Council on Monday.

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church / Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:07:43 +0000
Budget season progresses in Fairfax County, with three sessions of public hearings this week before the Board of Supervisors. More than 200 people and organizations have signed up for three-minute speaking slots. Actually, not all of the speakers make speeches. In one memorable hearing, young musicians performed, reinforcing their desire […]

Letters to the Editor: City Should Explore School Merger with Fairfax Co. / Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:48:47 +0000
Letters to the Editor: April 10 – 16, 2014  City Should Explore School Merger with Fairfax Co. Editor, A major issue facing the City is the challenge of increasing the income at a pace to meet the increasing costs of the school system, due to increasing student enrollment. One option […]

Guest Commentary: This Year’s Budget & the Future of Falls Church / Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:52:18 +0000
Based on 20 years on the Falls Church City Council, there has never been an “easy” budget, and this year is no exception. There are several fundamental reasons why. We are a small, full-service city without the ability to grow geographically (and we begin with the smallest land area of […]

Editorial: Don Beyer For Congress / Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:48:03 +0000
It was like old times to have Donald S. Beyer Jr. attending the annual gala of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce last Saturday night. It harkened back to the days when he was active in the Chamber himself, serving as president and winning the coveted “Pillar of the Community” […]

F.C. Council Tells Shields to Revise Budget Plan With No Tax Rate Hike / Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:16:19 +0000
Thursday’s work session of the Falls Church City Council could be the decisive one in the arduous march to complete the $80 million City of Falls Church Fiscal Year 2015 budget by the April 28 deadline.

Yes, Bruce Shuttleworth is On the Dem Primary Ballot! (So is Korpe) / Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:15:14 +0000
For two times in a row now, it’s been a struggle for former Navy fighter pilot and Arlington businessman Bruce Shuttleworth to get his Democratic primary campaigns for Congress off the ground. Two years ago, Shuttleworth had to sue the Democratic Party of Virginia to have all his petition signatures […]

Jody’s Jam of the Week: Spy Training at Mount Vernon / Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:16:57 +0000
Want to learn how to become a spy? Ok, how about a spy in the 18th century? If you’re down for Revolutionary War-era espionage, then you’re in luck.

The Right’s Irresponsible ‘Martyr Machine’ / Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:13:26 +0000
I had no idea what an ordeal it is to be Christian in Mississippi these days.

Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report / Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:11:27 +0000
On March 8, the General Assembly adjourned from the scheduled 2014 General Assembly without any consensus on the biennial budget. Within hours, Governor McAuliffe called for a Special Session of the General Assembly to convene on Monday, March 24 to address the matter of not having a spending plan for […]

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