UPDATE 3/10: County Budget Woes Appear Worse Than Projected
The county's budget, as austere as it is, may still be overly optimistic about the government's spending powers according to this article from yesterday's Metro section.
A suite of articles in this week's Fairfax Extra takes a detailed look at the county's proposed budget and what the numbers mean. First, this cover story looks at the lean and mean figures that the declining housing market is forcing the county to work with.
Originally posted 2/21
Information for readers who want to follow the county's proposed budget as it makes its way through the process of hearings, modifications and approvals should read this information from today's Fairfax Extra.