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In Virginia, Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chair Corey Stewart is set to deliver his state of the county address Tuesday. Stewart says in his past few state of the county addresses, he's had to urge Prince William County residents to support spending cuts, and to brace for difficult economic times ahead. But not this time.

Tuesday he says he'll be able to tout rising housing prices in the county, and a recent survey from CNNMoney ranking Prince William number one in the D.C. area for job growth.

Stewart says the county's careful fiscal policy will soon allow it to start building new roads -- something Prince William hasn't done in a few years.

"We are in a very good position to restart our road construction projects, while keeping tax bills below where they were in 2007," he says.

Stewart's critics say any economic growth in the county comes in spite of tension caused by Stewart's unyielding focus on stringent enforcement of illegal immigration laws.

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