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Commentary: Supporting Health of all Virginians

Proposed Fairfax County Budget Hit All the Right Notes

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Small Victory Against Gun Violence in Virginia

New state license plate bill calls motorists to action and “Stop Gun Violence.”

Opinion: Editorial: Expansion of Health Care in Virginia?

After years of hoping, it’s possible Medicaid expansion will come on April 11; say a prayer.

Confusion, Anger, Agenda Difficulties in Fairfax County

Public safety committee meeting focuses on ICE, without ICE at the table.

Commentary: State Regulation Thwarted, Time for Local Action

Commentary: Successes in the State Legislature

The Conversation Begins in Fairfax County: Budgeting Words

Board prioritizes compensation for teachers and county employees.

Commentary: Underground Utilities Get Attention

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Budget Brinkmanship in Virginia

Lawmakers poised to leave town without passing budget.

Budget showdowns are rare in Virginia, but not unprecedented. Back in 2004, Gov. Mark Warner clashed with Republicans over a sales tax increase. Then in 2014, Gov. Terry McAuliffe engaged in brinkmanship over expanding Medicaid. Now lawmakers are poised to end the session once again without passing a budget.

Commentary: Budget Gulf Between State Senate and House