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ROEM, BULOVA TEAM UP TO TACKLE RT. 28 COMMUTER MESS

By NEAL AUGENSTEIN , WTOP

Virginia State Route 28, which stretches 49 miles from Fauquier to Loudoun County, is currently the bane of many morning commuters, but two powerful elected leaders are vowing to make the ride more bearable. Newly-elected Delegate Danica Roem, of Prince William County, met with Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova Tuesday to discuss improving the commuter experience on the highway that runs through Fauquier, Prince William, Fairfax and Loudoun counties.

VaNews November 30, 2017



RISING PENSION COSTS A GROWING PROBLEM IN BUDGET-WEARY FAIRFAX COUNTY

By ANTONIO OLIVO, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

With pension costs eating up a growing percentage of Fairfax County expenses, officials are weighing whether to phase out a unique program that pays a small additional stipend to employees who keep working after reaching retirement age. Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova (D) said the county may also explore raising the minimum retirement age for new employees to 60, after boosting it from 50 to 55 four years ago.

VaNews January 28, 2017



FAIRFAX OFFICIALS: UPGRADES, TEAM EFFORT LED TO SMOOTH ELECTION DAY

By BRIAN TROMPETER, Sun Gazette

The Nov. 8 election drew the most voters ever in Fairfax County, but their experience at the polls was much more satisfying than four years ago, election officials said. “What an election it was!” Electoral Board secretary Katherine Hanley told the Board of Supervisors Dec. 6. “Election Day went incredibly smoothly, with very few exceptions. There were almost no lines left at the 7 p.m. closing time, and we all remember in 2012 when people at the polls stayed open until 9 or sometimes 10 o’clock.” A total of 563,729 people voted in the election,

VaNews December 8, 2016



FAIRFAX SUPERVISORS APPROVE CIVILIAN BOARD TO REVIEW POLICE-ABUSE CASES

By ANTONIO OLIVO, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Virginia’s largest jurisdiction moved forward Tuesday with creating a civilian board to review allegations of police abuse, joining the District, New York and other major U.S. cities that have taken steps to improve police accountability. Concerns over police misconduct have spread across the country after a spate of fatal shootings by officers sparked protests and became part of the debates in the presidential election.

VaNews December 7, 2016



FIRST-EVER ‘NORTHERN VIRGINIA SUMMIT’ TO DISCUSS HOW TO FUND METRO, SCHOOLS

By ROBERT MCCARTNEY, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Northern Virginia’s top political leaders plan to discuss Metro’s challenges and other local economic issues at a “regional summit” Wednesday morning billed as the first such event of its kind. Scheduled speakers included Fairfax Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova (D), Prince William Chairman Corey A. Stewart (R), Loudoun Supervisors Chair Phyllis J. Randall (D-At Large), Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg (D) and Arlington Board Vice Chair Jay Fisette (D).

VaNews August 31, 2016



FAIRFAX OFFICIALS ASK MCAULIFFE FOR MORE SCHOOL DOLLARS AMID STRUGGLING ECONOMY

By ANTONIO OLIVO, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Virginia’s tepid economy is hampering efforts in the state’s largest school system to give public school teachers the salary increases they have been demanding for years, officials said Tuesday. In a letter to be sent to Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) this week, Fairfax County leaders expressed concern about projections that state funding to the county will fall $4.4 million short of the $16.8 million expected for teacher salaries — a small but key component in what were bitter budget negotiations with county school officials this year.

VaNews July 27, 2016



FAIRFAX CHAIRWOMAN TO HAVE THYROID REMOVED; CANCER IS CONTAINED, SHE SAYS

By PATRICIA SULLIVAN, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Sharon Bulova, chairwoman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, said Thursday that she will have her thyroid removed, a result of a partial thyroid surgery in August that found malignant but encapsulated cells. Bulova (D) said her doctors have told her that there is “no indication” that the cancer cells have spread to other organs. She called the operation, to be performed Friday, “a relatively minor procedure” and said she does not plan to have chemotherapy or radiation.

VaNews May 27, 2016



ON NORMALLY POLITE FAIRFAX BOARD, HEATED ARGUMENTS OVER TAX RATE MANEUVERS

By ANTONIO OLIVO, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

he meeting of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors had ended. But several members were still arguing on the dais, even as board Chairman Sharon Bulova (D) urged them to leave. Moments earlier, Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins (D-Hunter Mill) had accused her two newest colleagues of political grandstanding.

VaNews March 4, 2016



VA. SENATE PASSES BILL RESTRICTING DEVELOPMENT PROFFERS

By ANTONIO OLIVO, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

The Virginia Senate approved a bill Tuesday to restrict what local governments can ask homebuilders to do to offset the impact of their developments, setting up far-reaching reforms to the state’s so-called proffer system. The bill passed 29 to 8 after a heated debate between the bill’s sponsors and senators from Northern Virginia, who argued that it would interfere with local efforts to keep new development from overwhelming some communities.

VaNews February 10, 2016



VA. SENATE POSTPONES VOTE ON REFORMS TO DEVELOPMENT PROFFERS

By ANTONIO OLIVO, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

The Virginia state Senate postponed a vote Monday on a bill aimed at restricting what extra amenities local governments can demand from homebuilders to mitigate the impacts of those projects. The reforms to the state’s so-called proffer system have generated controversy, with local officials in Northern Virginia arguing that the legislation would weaken their ability to mitigate the impact of new developments by requiring developers to add new roads or a school.

VaNews February 9, 2016