Category Archives: Local Government

Local, State Government Assets Cause Budgetary Pains

For a moment, let’s accept President Obama’s recent statement on its face value: “the private sector is doing fine. Where we’re seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government, oftentimes cuts initiated by, you know, … Continue reading

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Local Zoning Issues Belong in the Hands of our Elected Officials, Not the Courts

It is unfortunate that a local issue of serious importance to our area rests in the hands of the Prince William County Circuit Court, and not with our locally elected officials as it should. Right now the Court has hijacked … Continue reading

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Prince William’s Discretionary Funds Should End Immediately

“Open government” and “transparent government” are the current code words for “good government.” Prince William County’s Board of Supervisors, however, seem to lack a basic understanding that in today’s world taxpayers’ money should be budgeted and not available as a … Continue reading

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Coalition in Opposition to Fairfax County Purchase of Lorton Incinerator Grows

County staff has recommended that the Board of Supervisors vote to move forward with the purchase, but Fairfax County’s citizens and businesses will end up on the losing end if the Board agrees to the County staffs’ proposal. Continue reading

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2010 Highlights in Local Government Privatization

With many local governments in Virginia facing continuing fiscal challenges, privatization should be considered an attractive and viable option for policymakers to ensure high quality and cost-effective services. Continue reading

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