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Virginia Politics Blog Archive: Fairfax County

Fairfax delegates want to dissolve elected school board

Two Fairfax delegates say they believe the county's elected school board has become dysfunctional and should be replaced by a body appointed by the Board of Supervisors.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | March 10, 2011; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Rosalind Helderman  
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Herndon Republican takes on Fairfax County Chairman Bulova

A Herndon businessman who had been pursuing a run for Virginia's state Senate announced Thursday that he now plans to seek the post held by Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon S. Bulova (D) this fall.

By Fredrick Kunkle  | March 3, 2011; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Fredrick Kunkle  
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Northern Virginia's water war heats up again as some see anticompetitive bill

A new front in Northern Virginia's "water war" between Fairfax Water and the City of Falls Church appears to have opened, with a proposal to add two words to existing law governing water utilities. And some believe the spoils lie in Tysons Corner and other places ripe for redevelopment. With less than a week before the scheduled conclusion of the annual legislative session, members of the business community, lawmakers and business groups appeared blindsided by the potentially significant impact of SB1160, with some believing it could undercut competition for water service, thereby driving up water utility rates....

By Fredrick Kunkle  | February 23, 2011; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, General Assembly 2011  
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VA House passes bill mandating insurance for autism

"After we pass this bill, I'm confident that we'll have no more partisan attack speeches about big government, about taxes, about job-creating, about economic environment--no more hypocritical accusations," Del. Mark Sickles (D-Fairfax) said during the floor debate Tuesday. "That's all behind us now...So let's pass a good stiff mandate, one that was not even included in Obamacare itself."

By Fredrick Kunkle  | February 2, 2011; 4:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Fredrick Kunkle, General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates, Loudoun County, Prince William, William Howell  
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Cuccinelli says Fairfax can't charge for AP courses

Virginia Attorney Gen. Ken Cuccinelli (R) says its illegal for public schools to require students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses to pay the AP course fee.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | January 28, 2011; 4:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Ken Cuccinelli, Rosalind Helderman  
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Second candidate files for Fairfax supervisors race

Before announcing his candidacy for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Marc A. Greidinger thought he should invite over his neighbor and soon-to-be rival, Supervisor John C. Cook, to tell him the news over a drink.

By Fredrick Kunkle  | January 14, 2011; 7:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Fredrick Kunkle  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Va. helps create 156 new Fairfax jobs, Fredrick Kunkle , November 18, 2010
Fimian outguns Connolly at one Fairfax precinct, Anita Kumar , November 2, 2010
Fimian stumps at Springfield retirement community, Caitlin Gibson , November 2, 2010
'It's good to see people engaged' in Burke, Caitlin Gibson , November 2, 2010
Some unspent Fairfax funds going to workers, schools, Fredrick Kunkle , September 14, 2010
Fairfax moves to ban smoking at bus shelters, Derek Kravitz , July 28, 2010
Embattled nonprofit finds new property manager, Derek Kravitz , July 22, 2010
Metro's Silver Line possibly delayed?, Derek Kravitz , July 20, 2010
Fairfax: No money for traffic calming projects, Derek Kravitz , July 20, 2010
Defense relocation still needs $406 million, Derek Kravitz , July 20, 2010
Debate over N.Va. business corridors heats up, Derek Kravitz , July 18, 2010
Fairfax board chair Bulova gets a challenger , Derek Kravitz , June 22, 2010
Fairfax parks could run out of money by 2014, Derek Kravitz , May 18, 2010
Fairfax board approves annual budget, Washington Post Editors , April 27, 2010
Director of affordable housing group resigns, Washington Post Editors , April 7, 2010
Fairfax survey finds fewer homeless people, Washington Post Editors , April 6, 2010
Obama holds health-care pep rally in Fairfax, Anne Bartlett , March 19, 2010
Obama will take health care fight to George Mason on Friday, Christopher Dean Hopkins , March 16, 2010
Fairfax, Falls Church propose real estate tax rate hikes, Washington Post Editors , March 11, 2010
Budget problems prompt Fairfax to charge for info, Derek Kravitz , February 15, 2010
Fairfax approves funds for low-income homes, Washington Post Editors , February 9, 2010
Fairfax workers in Haiti rescue man from rubble; feds footing bill, Washington Post Editors , January 14, 2010
Democrats claim Cuccinelli's seat in Virginia Senate, Christopher Dean Hopkins , January 12, 2010
Falls Church loses court fight over water revenue, Anne Bartlett , January 6, 2010
 
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