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Which state sends most taxes to D.C.? Hint: It’s not a state

West Virginia, Mississippi and New Mexico have low median household incomes, which helps explain why they their residents pay far less in federal taxes.

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‘The days of leading from behind are over:’ Rep. Comstock returns from the Middle East

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock returned last Thursday from a congressional delegation trip to the Middle East, where she visited Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan during a tumultuous week in the region.

The scene at Eddie Merlot’s, an upscale steakhouse. Times-Mirror/Dale Peskin

Eat, drink and be Loudoun: The sport of local dining satisfies

It can be pricey, but Loudoun County's local restaurant scene is coming in hot.
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Lansdowne resident Brian Davison at a Loudoun County School Board meeting. Times-Mirror File Photo

Federal judge sides with Loudoun commonwealth’s attorney in First Amendment suit

Commonwealth’s Attorney Jim Plowman (R) did not violate the First Amendment by deleting the Facebook comment of Lansdowne resident Brian Davison, U.S. District Judge James C. Cacheris ruled in late March.

Rep. Comstock in Egypt as ISIS bombs erupt nearby, killing nearly 50

U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock was in Egypt today as part of a previously planned delegation trip to the Middle East when bombs at two churches in separate Egyptian cities killed at least 45 people and wounded nearly 100.

Rep. Comstock proposes shifting money from presidential election fund to cancer research

The Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act, named after Leesburg child who died from brain cancer in 2013, re-directed public funds for political party conventions to cancer research.

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Loudoun supervisors adopt $2.5 billion budget, lower tax rate

Loudoun supervisors on Tuesday adopted a $2.5 billion county budget for fiscal 2018, a spending plan that drops the county tax rate by two cents and leaves a $5.5 million budget gap for Loudoun County Public Schools.

Supervisors make more cuts, criticize the General Assembly during third budget session

After wrapping up two rounds of hefty preliminary budget approvals, the Board of Supervisors took a more conservative stance Monday night on a list of county department needs during its third worksession on the proposed fiscal 2018 $2.5 billion budget.

State lawmakers’ reports showing gifts, stocks now available online

Forms filed by Virginia lawmakers that show gifts they've received, what companies they own stock in and who employs them and their immediate family members are now online for public view.

Gov. McAuliffe vetoes immigration-related bill

The governor, a Democrat, said Friday the bill sent an anti-immigrant message and was unnecessary because the state's law enforcement authorities already work closely with federal immigration agencies.

Big surge for military in Trump budget, big cuts elsewhere

Domestic programs and foreign aid would as a whole absorb a 10 percent, $54 billion cut from currently projected levels — cuts that would match the military increase

Supervisor Matt Letourneau (R-Dulles) has dealt with the ERP issue for years. Times-Mirror File Photo

Loudoun County’s multi-million dollar ERP problems continue

The Board of Supervisors' finance committee on Tuesday walked back a $533,200 expenditure for a single person to lead the county’s latest implementation of its problematic enterprise resource planning (ERP) project.

Superintendent makes case for $1.1 billion budget to supervisors

The Board of Supervisors and the Loudoun School Board gathered Wednesday to hear out the school administration’s 2018 $1.1 billion adopted budget request.

The cost of Facebook: Loudoun economic development dept. spends $20K per year on social media site

Getting your message out in the cyber world can come with a steep price tag. And in Loudoun County, some local officials are no strangers to those costs.

Virginia lawmakers still grappling with ethics law

The Virginia General Assembly is set to adjust the state's ethics laws for the fourth straight year, as lawmakers continue struggling over what kind of gifts they can take from lobbyists and special interests.
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