Senator Janet Howell, Fairfax Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova, Delegate Ken Plum and Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins join Reston founder, Robert E. Simon, for unveiling of Reston historical marker on May 29, 2015
As we approach the end of the 2016 session , I want to report to you on both the final budget and the selection of a Supreme Court justice. The budget is something I am proud to be associated with. The Supreme Court debacle is a disgrace.
As you may remember from a recent e-newsletter, a major compromise has been reached on the I-66 transmodal project. Design Public Hearings had been scheduled in January and February but were not held due to inclement weather. Those hearings have now been scheduled for the following dates and locations:
(All hearing times are 6-8 pm. A brief presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.)
Monday, March 7, 2016
Washington-Lee High School Cafeteria
1301 N. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22201
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Barring last-minute hiccups, the Arlington County government now appears likely to get back its taxing authority for tourism promotion.
Measures to end the five-year moratorium on the taxing authority continue to move forward in Richmond:
Published Thursday, February 24, 2016 7:00 am
The House of Delegates’ Committee on Finance has OK’d a Senate bill giving Arlington back its ability to levy a surtax on hotel stays to pay for tourism. But the approval was conditioned on an amendment that could complicate the bill’s path to success.
Committee members voted 15-7 in support of a measure by state Sen. Janet Howell (D-32nd) to restore the taxing authority, which had been stripped in 2011.
Said Senator Howell, “Building a new Virginia economy means doing more to reward innovation. The research and development tax credit is an incentive for companies to come to Virginia and invest in Virginia. This bill is going to create well-paying, 21st century jobs, and it’s going to spur growth throughout the state. I am delighted my colleagues in the Senate have joined me in support of this measure.”