Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin has proposed several savings for Virginians, including doubling the standard deduction, a one-time tax rebate, eliminating the grocery tax, and suspending the 10-cent increase in the gas tax. His proposals come at a time when Virginia has a record $2.6 billion budget surplus.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted 9 to 1 in favor of higher taxes on Tuesday. The new county budget will raise taxes by 3.4%, amounting to a 45% rise over 10 years. Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) was the only “no” vote. Herrity’s alternative budget, rejected by the Democrat majority, held taxes nearly flat — while offering relief to seniors and 3% raises to county teachers.
At the February 23rd Board meeting, the County Executive presented the Advertised Budget for FY2022. While this budget includes a decrease of one penny in the tax rate, it results in an overall increase of 3.4 percent for the average homeowner because of the rise in assessment values.
For those of us who have lived in Fairfax County for more than a decade or two, we cannot believe how our once-great place to live has been decimated by a decade of Democrat rule. The traffic congestion is probably to a large extent unavoidable, and taxes and spending – in absolute terms – will inevitably increase as the population expands. But that does not mean the rate of taxes and spending must rise disproportionately relative to population growth
The Democrat majority on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors continues to raise taxes, spend taxpayer dollars irresponsibly, and support “sanctuary” polices for illegals.
Since 2000, taxes have increased three times faster than household income and three times faster than the rate of inflation
In Episode 3 of our new video podcast series, Fairfax GOP Vice Chairman Matt Truong interviews Arthur Purves, who is running for State Senate in District 32.
Having long served as Fairfax County’s taxpayer watchdog, Mr. Purves discusses the need for commonsense fiscal conservatism in Richmond
GOP nominee for Sully District Supervisor Srilekha Palle rallied 250 supporters at TEZ Indian-American Restaurant on Saturday in Fairfax County.
Palle was introduced by Fairfax GOP Chairman Tim Hannigan, who lauded the candidate’s stellar work ethic
The Fairfax County Fiscal Year 2020 advertised budget continues the Board of Supervisors and school board’s decades-long pattern of reckless spending.