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What a county budget really means

The fascinating ritual (we’re serious!) known as local government budgeting became even more intriguing Saturday when the normally unanimous Arlington County Board developed a rift over something they all agree upon — funding for affordable housing initiatives. Read full article >>
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Counties say shifting costs of roads to localities would result in tax increases

United States / Washington D.C. : Virginia Politics (3 years ago)

Leaders of Virginia’s largest counties are asking legislators who are negotiating the state’s two-year $85 billion budget to remove language that calls for a study to shift the cost of transportation funding to local governments. Re... Read Post

Cook County Board unanimously approves budget

Local Interest / United States : Clout Street (last year)

Cook County commissioners unanimously passed President Toni Preckwinkle's 2014 budget today, a spending plan one commissioner called a "sea change" for its shift in emphasis toward criminal justice issues from county healthcare cost... Read Post

Where should your taxes go? Activists have ideas

United States / Washington D.C. : The State of NoVa (3 years ago)

It’s an annual ritual of local government: When budget time rolls around, nonprofit organizations line up to attest to their need and worth to the community from whence all taxes flow. The Arlington County Board’s public hearing Tue... Read Post

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