Is it more a tax cut for rich yachtsmen or a jobs-booster for Virginia's marinas? Those are the questions behind a new bill filed by Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland), who wants to allow counties to cap personal property taxes...
| February 14, 2011; 4:38 PM ET |
Categories: Local blog network, Prince William County, Va. Politics, Virginia, development, economy, energy, environment, taxes, tourism, transportation, weather
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As a member of the D.C. National Guard, I would like to educate Capt. Steve Trynosky [“The dangers of D.C.’s commuter National Guard,” Local Opinions, Feb. 6] on how we operate. We as an organization mobilize once we are called...
I no longer have to commute, but vivid memories of hazardous journeys home in snow and ice drew me to your Feb. 7 editorial, "Lessons from snow gridlock." Your conclusion gave me a good chuckle. "If the local jurisdictions can't...
Is that yellow rattlesnake slithering back into its hole? It could be, since the Virginia Tea Party movement seems to be sputtering now that it has worked its way into the mainstream of state political activity -- namely the...
| February 9, 2011; 11:19 AM ET |
Categories: HotTopic, Local blog network, Va. Politics, Virginia, development, economy, education, energy, environment, guns, health care, immigration, traffic, transportation, weather
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I must side with Pepco regarding power outages during the recent snowstorm. There were trees and limbs down everywhere. On Arcola Avenue in Wheaton, it seemed as if every tree had at least a limb broken off. Many whole trees were down. Pepco did not plant these...
During the chaotic commute of Jan. 26, major thoroughfares throughout the District became paralyzed with anxious commuters trying to get home. According to several reports, it took as long as five hours for some commuters merely to make the trip...