While many jurisdictions continue to raise taxes to make ends meet, Stafford County in northern Virginia is doing the opposite. For the third year in a row, county residents will see a cut in their taxes. The news comes after the Board the Supervisors adopted a new fiscal year 2013 budget this week.
Tax reductions over the last three years have resulted in a total of almost 12 percent savings for the people who live in the county. Other highlights from the budget include funding for improving parks, and money for an additional court deputy.
There's also enough cash to restore Sunday hours at the Porter and England Run libraries.