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Virginia Schools Will Have To Release Budget Data Under New Legislation

Starting on July 1, all school divisions across Virginia will be required disclose all of their budgets line by line.

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Expand I-66? Coalition Wants VDOT To Study Transit-First Alternative

More mass transit, more lanes on I-66 or both? Environmental and public transit advocates are pushing for the Virginia Department of Transportation to conduct more studies on the former, but their request is not expected to be granted.

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Which Congressional Delegation Has The Most Clout?

Roll Call's David Hawkings explains the Capitol Hill publication's Clout Index.

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Does Virginia's House Of Delegates Have A Transparency Problem?

In Virginia, members of the House of Delegates consider thousands of bills during each session. But the vast majority of them are dismissed without any debate or even a recorded vote.
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Fairfax County Growing Much Slower Than Its Neighbors, Census Shows

In the last five years, Fairfax County, Virginia, has seen the slowest rate of population growth in the region.
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Firehouses, Supervisor Salaries, Arts Funding: Choices Pile Up In Northern Virginia Budgets

Things are changing in jurisdictions like Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax County. The people who decide on local government budgets have had to make changes, too.

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Fairfax County Supervisors Sharply Divided Over Budget

Elected officials across the region are putting on their green eyeshades this week, approving budgets for fiscal year 2016. In Virginia, most of the votes have been unanimous, although members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors are sharply divided.
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Students At University of Mary Washington Challenge School Board On Divestment

Students around the country are pushing their schools to divest from companies that sell and promote the use of fossil fuels, including a handful at the University of Mary Washington in Frederick who were arrested for their efforts.

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Arlington County To Weigh Closing Artisphere

Arlington's Artisphere is on the chopping block, as county officials decide whether the art center is worth the $1 million a year it costs to run it.

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Hello, Goodbye: Pair Of Virginia Delegates Depart After Short Careers In Richmond

Some members of the Virginia's General Assembly are throwing in the towel, deciding against seeking reelection. — and some of them haven't been around for very long.