By BOB LEWISAssociated Press 11/23/2012
You're going to hear a lot over the next three or four months about how Virginia, through people you elected, takes and spends your tax money. It's a complicated perennial process already well under way, dominated by professionals and insiders who communicate in a sort of trade jargon that, to the ordinary Virginia taxpayer, might as well be Mandarin or Urdu. It can be boring, it can be dense and time-consuming, and it will never make the best-seller list. But it bears watching — perhaps even your input — because there are some very real consequences for Virginians on every rung of the economic ladder.