A remarkable lifetime dedicated to service for the socially disadvantaged was lauded by officials in the City of Falls Church this week following news of the sudden passing of Bob Wilden, 73, last week.
The “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,” aka the “stimulus,” paid dividends for northern Virginia last week when the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced it had awarded $77.5 million in funding for Rail to Dulles.
All those trying to jump-start the economy by infusing a renewed sense of optimism in the population point to encouraging signs that some recent polls reflect.
Sadly the General Assembly rejected $125 million in federal money at the Reconvened Session.
From all parts of the Commonwealth come reports of increasing unemployment, stressed city and county budgets, and a few rays of hope, mostly coming from the federal government.
Nearly every day brings news of trillion-dollar government interventions in the world’s economies.
Last week, at my request, the Pentagon released information on the number of troops and their respective occupation specialty that were discharged under the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy for the month of January.
One of the more challenging aspects of budget discussions for local governments is advertising a tax rate for the coming year.
The world’s most successful tournament competitors, like me, Phil Ivey, Erick Lindgren, Phil Hellmuth and countless others, like to play small ball poker.
Fairfax County schools, facing $10 million in cuts in the coming budget, will get significant, targeted relief from the huge $819 billion economic stimulus bill that passed the U.S. House last night.