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Virginia Politics Blog Archive: Budget

Budget deal drops requirement that Cuccinelli track staff time

Virginia Attorney Gen. Ken Cuccinelli (R) will face no legislative requirement that he keep track of his staff's time.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | March 1, 2011; 10:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Budget, General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates, Ken Cuccinelli, Rosalind Helderman, State Senate  
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Early morning budget deal struck in Virginia General Assembly

Leading members of the Virginia House of Delegates and state Senate reached a deal on revisions to the state's two year budget around 1:30 a.m. Sunday as weary delegates and senators broke deadlocks in health and human resources and public safety spending.

By Rosalind S. Helderman and Anita Kumar  | February 27, 2011; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Budget, General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates  
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Virginia posts 12.6 percent revenue growth in January

State tax collections continued to show health returns in the month of January, as Virginia collected 12.6 percent more this January than last.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | February 15, 2011; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Budget, Robert F. McDonnell, Rosalind Helderman  
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New commercial transportation tax, less school construction money proposed in Alexandria

Alexandria City Manager James K. Hartmann proposed a $553.4 million budget Tuesday night to the City Council that includes a transportation add-on tax for commercial properties but no new fees, taxes or service reductions for residents.

By Christy Goodman  | February 8, 2011; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Budget, Christy Goodman, Transportation  
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UPDATED: Cuccinelli says state grants to charities are unconstitutional

Virginia may not give state funds to private charities as Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has proposed in a series of amendments to the two-year budget, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II said in an opinion issued Friday. Cuccinelli (R) was responding to a request by Del. John M. O'Bannon III (R-Henrico) who asked on behalf of constituent Norman Leahy, who has been critical of the proposed spending on the blog Tertium Quids. Leahy believes contributions to private groups violates a section of the Virginia Constitution that giving tax dollars to charitable organizations not controlled by the state. "The attorney general has issued an opinion that the Constitution of Virginia does not permit giving state funds to non-state agencies,'' O'Bannon said. "Regardless of one's views on the merits of including such funding in the budget, it is imperative that we follow the provisions of the Constitution. It would be a mistake to...

By Anita Kumar  | January 28, 2011; 1:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Anita Kumar, Budget, General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates, Ken Cuccinelli, State Senate  
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Arlington assessments rise 6.3 percent

The average single-family homeowner in Arlington County will see an increase in their property taxes. Arlington's 2011 property value assessments are up 6.3 percent, almost eliminating last year's decline of 7.2 percent, said county finance gurus.

By Christy Goodman  | January 14, 2011; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Budget, Christy Goodman  | Tags:  Arlington county property tax increase, Barbara Donnellan, Michelle Cowan, arlington budget, commercial property tax increase, property value assessment  
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