Did you know that Democrats on the Board of Supervisors are getting ready to authorize collective bargaining with government unions in Fairfax County? It is often said that “all politics is local.” Well, nothing is more local than this. Collective bargaining is now by far the single greatest threat to our county’s future – it would significantly degrade government services over time, even as the costs for those services would soar.
On the eve of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the single greatest terrorist attack on the home soil of the United States of America, the Fairfax County School Board entertained a resolution for a moment of silence to honor the victims who died that day in New York City, Shanksville, Pa., and the Pentagon, those who suffered injuries, and the first responders who rushed to save lives.
In a county with one of the nation’s largest populations of veterans, military personnel, and federal civilian employees…
Early, in-person voting commenced on Friday, September 17. Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts cast his ballot early that morning. In a a video recorded shortly thereafter, Knotts called it “a very easy process.” The chairman urged everyone to vote early if they can. “We really need your help this year,” he said.
Currently, early voters in Fairfax County have three locations to choose from.
Political outsider, successful business leader, and Republican nominee for governor Glenn Youngkin is calling for the total elimination of Virginia’s taxes on groceries. In a new TV ad, Youngkin notes that Virginia is one of just 13 states that tax groceries. “It’s time to make it a little easier to live, work, and raise a family here in Virginia,” Youngkin says.
Democrats on the Fairfax County Board Supervisors voted last night to impose a new tax on shoppers. Effective January 1, 2022, county residents will incur a 5-cent tax on plastic bags in grocery stores, convenience stores, and drug stores.
Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) was the board’s lone dissenting vote.
Join Glenn Youngkin, Winsome Sears, Jason Miyares, candidates for House of Delegates,, and other community leaders for food, live music, and entertainment as we kick off the election season: Fall Family Festival; Saturday, September 18, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM; 20098 Ashbrook Place, Ashburn, Virginia 20147.
Tomorrow marks the anniversary of a highly coordinated and unprovoked terrorist attack on our country that killed and injured thousands in an attempt to stop American exceptionalism.
My memories of the day are many – the horror of watching it unfold live on TV, the concern over neighbors that worked in the Pentagon, the bravery of the many first responders that ran towards danger, and the eerily clear and quiet skies that followed.
Abrar Omeish derailed another school board meeting last night, as the embattled at-large member detailed her reasons for voting against a resolution to honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. “Why can we not also explicitly recognize the extensive and unwarranted structural discrimination and ethnic and religious profiling following 9/11 that tens of thousands of FCPS students experience on a daily basis,” Omeish asked.
Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts joined WMAL’s O’Connor & Company this week, to discuss plummeting standardized test results in the county’s government-run schools. “It’s absolutely terrible,” Knotts said on Monday’s program.
New data from the Virginia Department of Education revealed significant learning losses in reading, math and science among students enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools.
On Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, the Virginia Department of Education posted a webinar in which a speaker trains teachers not to discuss Islamic extremism or “American exceptionalism” while teaching about the 9/11 attacks, guiding them instead to focus on “anti-Muslim racism.” Parents in Virginia shared the video with Parents Defending Education, expressing deep concern about the revision of historical facts in the lesson guidelines and the insensitivity of the speaker and the state agency to the trauma and facts of the 9/11 attacks.
Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts is blasting the “troubling and severe” learning losses now confronting the county’s government-run schools. “The latest Standards of Learning (SOL) results confirmed what anyone with common sense already knew: Fairfax County Public Schools utterly failed to meet the needs of students over these last two academic years,” Knotts said today.
Political outsider, successful business leader, and Republican nominee for governor Glenn Youngkin today announced his Day One Game Plan, laying out the actions he will take on his first day in office toward achieving his vision of making Virginia the best place to live, work, and raise a family. “We have a lot we need to get done here in Virginia, and we need to start strong,” Youngkin said.