February 25, 2013
Residents invited to discuss proposed fiscal 2014 budget Loudoun County has scheduled public hearings to allow residents to comment on the proposed fiscal 2014 budget. The first hearing will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the board room of the county's Government Center, 1 Harrison St. SE , Leesburg. If a second hearing is needed, it will be at 6 p.m. Thursday. The Board of Supervisors will also have a public hearing at 9 a.m. Saturday, at the Public Schools Administration Building, 21000 Education Ct., Ashburn.
November 2, 2012 |
Contrary to Wayne C. Witkowski and Leonard H. Becker's assertions on this page last week [" An unlawful proposal for D.C. budget autonomy ," Local Opinions, Oct. 28], there are substantial bases to conclude that the Home Rule Act can be amended via referendum to give the District autonomy over its local budget. And regardless of the outcome, a vote on budget autonomy would be an important step forward in the District's fight for self-determination and should be vigorously pursued.
April 23, 2011
The April 17 front-page article " Running on empty ," detailing one social worker's efforts to serve her clients in Pulaski, Va., showed the bleak reality many Americans face because of the bad economy. The piece should be required reading for everyone involved in the budget process, which is becoming increasingly insensitive to the plight of the poor. This is apparent in the House Budget Committee's proposed 2012 budget, which contains a number of drastic cuts to safety-net programs.
March 6, 2008 |
Supervisors deadlocked Tuesday over what is typically a procedural matter, giving a glimpse of what is likely to be a contentious budget process. The Board of County Supervisors spent much of its Tuesday meeting debating what real estate tax rate the county should advertise. Although supervisors can always pass a tax rate lower than the one advertised, they cannot, by law, pass one higher. So deciding what rate to advertise determines the flexibility the board will have during the budget process.
November 22, 2009 |
The Manassas City Council adopted a preliminary budget Monday that would call for more than $5 million in cuts but result in a lower tax bill for many Manassas residents. The $95.5 million budget plan, which passed 4 to 2, would mean cutting about $2.9 million from the city budget in fiscal 2011 and $2.6 million from the schools. The average residential tax bill would drop 4.1 percent. "I cannot support anything that would increase taxes," said Marc T. Aveni (R), chairman of the council's Finance Committee.
January 20, 2013 |
Senate Democrats plan to draft a budget blueprint that calls for significantly higher taxes on the wealthy, oil and gas companies and corporations doing business overseas, reopening a battle over taxes Republicans had hoped to lay to rest with the "fiscal cliff. " For nearly four years, Senate leaders have ducked their legal duty to craft a comprehensive budget framework. Now, however, Democrats see the budget process as "a great opportunity" to pursue additional tax increases — and to create a...