Prince William's County Board Chair Touts Lower Taxes | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Prince William's County Board Chair Touts Lower Taxes

Play associated audio
Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chair Corey Stewart says there will be "hell to pay" if former Gov. Tim Kaine's budget proposal is accepted.
Jonathan Wilson
Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chair Corey Stewart says there will be "hell to pay" if former Gov. Tim Kaine's budget proposal is accepted.

As neighboring counties deal with the prospect of more painful budget cuts, leaders in Prince William County say things don't look quite as bad from where they're sitting.

Board Chair Corey Stewart says he feels relatively good about the county's financial situation right now and proudly points out, "the average tax bill in Prince William County today is actually lower than it was in 2006."

Stewart says he and his colleagues managed that by making strategic cuts starting four years ago, before the economy got really bad.

The county still has tough budget choices to make this year, however, administrators say non-profit organizations supported by county money may be targeted for cuts.

Jonathan Wilson reports...

NPR

Mia Wasikowska On The Sounds Of Camels And The Lure Of Travel

Melissa Block talks with actress Mia Wasikowska about her new film, Tracks, which follows a woman on a long journey with only camels and a dog for company.
NPR

Giving Chickens Bacteria ... To Keep Them Antibiotic-Free

What does it take to get chickens off antibiotics? According to Perdue Farms, an added dose of the "good bacteria" known as probiotics can help crowd out the harmful microbes that make a chicken sick.
NPR

Why Did Congress Kick The Can On Funding Islamic State Mission?

The president got approval for his plan to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters, but lawmakers didn't approve funds to pay for it or the broader air campaign.
NPR

Some Tech Firms Capitalize On Privacy

Steve Henn of NPR's Planet Money team profiles some entrepreneurs who are working on a novel business model to start up a new tech company. It's pay for service. What a concept.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.