Local Commentary

Local Commentary

A Penny for Your Thoughts

Just when you wonder if generosity has been replaced by selfishness or monetizing everything (as many comments on social media seem to imply), something happens that restores your faith in humanity, and the values treasured by generations preceding us. In recent weeks, multiple examples of philanthropy have reflected that generosity, indeed, is alive and well in Fairfax County and Northern Virginia.

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

It’s been nearly 50 years since the Roe v. Wade decision. It appears the U.S. Supreme Court is on the verge of overturning this landmark judgement. Clearly this has been a carefully orchestrated Republican plan to turn back the clock for women and their reproductive freedom. Holding the line in Virginia for a woman’s right to choose is a battle we will continue to fight for.

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A Penny For Your Thoughts

marked-up” the FY 2023 budget last week in preparation for adoption at its May 10 Board meeting. The budget includes a three-cent reduction in the real estate tax rate, from $1.14 per $100 valuation to $1.11, fully funds the School Board’s request, and grants a 4.01 percent Market Rate Adjustment for county employee salaries