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.
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.
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....
"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."
| February 2, 2011; 4:52 PM ET |
Categories: Fairfax County, Fredrick Kunkle, General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates, Loudoun County, Prince William, William Howell
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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.
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.