In spite of the quarterly references in the news media that Virginia has a budget surplus, the fact of the matter is that according to The Commonwealth Institute Virginia’s investment in education, transportation, and health care falls about $4.8 billion short compared to pre-recession levels.
Story by Chris Graham email@example.com Carl Tate looks at it as reinforcement. “It reinforces my promise to the citizens of Staunton not to vote to raise their taxes,” said Tate, a candidate for Staunton City Council, who made news in his upstart campaign with his April 8 announcement that he had signed the Taxpayer [...]
Story by Chris Graham firstname.lastname@example.org Mike Harris has tried to seize the momentum in the marquee race in the upcoming May 4 local elections with a proposal that revolutionized government budgeting 40 years ago. It’s called the zero-based budget, and the idea is that budget writers start their work on fiscal plans with the [...]