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    MORE: Critics say Virginia ethics bill won’t prevent another scandal
    Wed., Mar. 4 | 04:41 PM - Critics say new ethics legislation passed by the Virginia General Assembly won't accomplish its main goal: preventing another scandal like the one that engulfed former Gov. Bob McDonnell.
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    From left: School Board members Thomas Reed (At Large), Jeff Morse (Dulles) and Eric Hornberger (Ashburn) at the March 2 fiscal 2016 budget work session with the county supervisors. Courtesy photo/Ken Reid

    Finding room: What might get sacrificed in Loudoun’s capital budget for two new schools
    Tue., Mar. 3 | 02:33 PM - It's down to this: what projects are the Loudoun supervisors and School Board members willing to delay in the Capital Improvement Program to accelerate a middle school and elementary school?
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    UPDATE: Three Loudoun supervisors considering raising taxes to fund education
    Mon., Mar. 2 | 09:49 PM - The supervisors’ comments mark a potential shift for Loudoun’s all-Republican board, which has annually lowered the tax rate during its term.
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    2015 Virginia legislative session wraps up with ethics rules
    Mon., Mar. 2 | 10:09 AM - Lawmakers adjourned Friday after passing legislation at the last minute aimed at tightening the state's ethics rules for public officials and curbing sexual assaults on Virginia's college campuses.

    Advocates for more education funding in Loudoun County attended a School Board budget hearing earlier this year. Many of the same faces and signs could be seen at a county public hearing Feb. 25. Courtesy Photo

    The beat goes on: Fund our schools, Loudoun education advocates plead
    Thu., Feb. 26 | 04:05 PM - One speaker after another – roughly 40 in all – pressed the all-Republican Board of Supervisors to fully fund the $981 million budget.
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    New daycare set for Dulles
    Thu., Mar. 5 | 05:12 PM - A new daycare is planned for Dulles, courtesy of Thurston Companies, a commercial real estate company in Manassas.
    Loudoun County implements waste and fraud hotline
    Thu., Mar. 5 | 01:46 PM - Loudoun County has launched a fraud, waste and abuse reporting telephone line and website, County Administrator Tim Hemstreet recently announced.
    Town of Leesburg begins fiscal 2016 budget debate
    Tue., Mar. 3 | 12:39 PM - Leesburg Town Manager Kaj Dentler has proposed a $52 million spending plan for the coming fiscal year that includes a slight tax hike for some of the town's residents.
    Dulles Greenway’s latest rate hike goes into effect March 4
    Mon., Mar. 2 | 12:12 PM - The State Corporation Commission (SCC) has approved a 2.8 percent increase in the tolls charged for traveling the 14-mile Dulles Greenway.
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    Supervisors’ budget meeting Monday to focus on schools
    Mon., Mar. 2 | 11:34 AM - Loudoun's Board of Supervisors will meet Monday to discuss the fiscal 2016 budget and funding for Loudoun County Public Schools. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the county government center and can be viewed here through webcast.
    MORE: Va. lawmakers approve budget with state pay raises
    Sat., Feb. 28 | 12:16 PM - Virginia lawmakers approved a budget Thursday that includes pay increases for state employees, boosts benefits for welfare recipients and includes $1.5 million to buy new yurts for state parks.
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    In Virginia General Assembly, many bills die by stealth
    Fri., Feb. 27 | 08:26 AM - There's more than one way to kill legislation in the Virginia General Assembly.
    UPDATE: General Assembly approves new judge for 20th Judicial Circuit
    Wed., Feb. 25 | 07:38 PM - The Virginia General Assembly on Monday confirmed a fifth judge to Virginia's 20th Circuit Court, hopefully solving an ever-building backlog of court cases in one of the fast-growing counties in the nation.
    McAuliffe signs bill freezing electric utility rate reviews
    Wed., Feb. 25 | 04:36 PM - Terry McAuliffe (D) has signed a bill that allows Virginia's two largest electric utilities to bypass regular base rate reviews for several years.
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    Del. Tom Rust (R), who has represented portions of eastern Loudoun and Herndon in the Virginia House since 2002, will not seek re-election in 2015. Courtesy Photo

    Delegate Tom Rust retiring
    Wed., Feb. 25 | 12:43 PM - Veteran state Del. Tom Rust, who represents portions of Loudoun, Fairfax and the Town of Herndon, is retiring at the end of his term.
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