Leesburg Town Council approves increased utility fees
Thu., Jul. 24 | 02:43 PM - As of July 22, Leesburg can expect to see increased water and sewage rates. Town Council approved the move in a 5-2 vote.
In Silver Line’s sights: Loudoun County
The Silver Line, the nation’s largest public works project, aims to move people and money up and down the corridor by rail as it connects Washington with the affluent exurbs on the way to the airport. Courtesy Photo/Fairfax Times
Thu., Jul. 24 | 05:38 AM - In Loudoun, extending the Silver Line into the county was a close call, a contentious issue that divided preservationists and proponents of growth.
First residential helipad coming to western Loudoun?
Wed., Jul. 23 | 12:28 PM - The CEO of Sterling-based JK Moving Services has submitted a special exception application for permission to build a helipad on his 540-acre Egypt Farm in Purcellville.
Delgaudio to request county reimburse his legal fees
Mon., Jul. 21 | 08:19 AM - Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling) filed a motion Friday to have the county reimburse his legal fees from the recent effort by hundreds of Sterling residents to have Delgaudio removed from office.
Supervisors discuss future of historic, PWA-era Arcola School
The Old Arcola School was the fifth Public Works Administration construction project, and the only PWA school built in Loudoun, according to the National Parks Service documents, which go on to state “the school is a classic example of PWA architecture and the local, state and national civic pride for which it stood.”
Sat., Jul. 19 | 05:27 AM - The future use of the Old Arcola Elementary School remains an open question, with Loudoun supervisors this week referring the project to the board's finance committee to further consider future use of the New Deal Public Works Administration structure.
McAuliffe heads West to fundraise
Thu., Jul. 24 | 08:34 AM - McAuliffe's Common Good Virginia PAC raised and spent nearly $1 million during the new governor's first six months in office.
Board approves controversial Evermont Trace development
Tue., Jul. 22 | 01:48 PM - A split Board of Supervisors on July 16 approved a controversial rezoning application that will allow 90 new homes within a few miles of a runway at the Dulles International Airport.
Loudoun County receives high marks in digital governments survey
Tue., Jul. 22 | 09:50 AM - Loudoun County tied for second place in its population category in the national 2014 Digital Counties Survey, which scores county governments based on technological achievements.
Groups spent hundreds of thousands lobbying on Medicaid
Thu., Jul. 17 | 11:58 AM - Americans for Prosperity, a group that opposes Medicaid expansion and has ties to conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch, reported spending more than $470,000 on lobbying during the same period.
Delgaudio regains control of $120K Sterling District budget
Thu., Jul. 17 | 08:51 AM - Delgaudio (R) was afforded the district budget allocation one year after being stripped of the funds.
UPDATED: Supervisors advance proposed ‘misuse of public assets’ ordinance
Wed., Jul. 16 | 09:59 AM - Loudoun's supervisors are expected July 16 to take the next step toward making it a crime for members of the Board of Supervisors or other county bodies to misuse public assets.
Supervisors weigh pay raises for members of the next board (themselves?)
Tue., Jul. 15 | 09:39 AM - Loudoun's Board of Supervisors is considering whether to give its elected members a pay raise, though state law dictates any salary increases cannot be enacted until the next board takes office.
State revenues decline by $439 million
Sun., Jul. 13 | 09:17 AM - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia ended fiscal 2014 with a $438.5 million shortfall, a 1.6 percent drop from the year before.
Republicans announce special session on Medicaid
Fri., Jul. 11 | 08:57 AM - Virginia Republican legislative leaders have scheduled a special session in September to debate whether to expand Medicaid eligibility, something GOP lawmakers have already made clear they oppose.
MWAA receives bids for rail yard
Thu., Jul. 10 | 11:01 AM - Bids for the final major contract of the Silver Line construction contract are in, marking the end of a multi-year process aimed at reducing the costs of the massive infrastructure project.