Monthly Archives: August 2010

Chilling Out In Western VA

Got back today after spending 4 days vacationing in southwest Virginia. This is an annual trip for our family and every year it gets better. Here’s a quick review and “greatest hits” … Day 1 (Roanoke) — One of our … Continue reading

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State Reports $400M Surplus

I’ve been out of town since Saturday. Got back today to find that the Governor has announced a $400M budget surplus for FY10, which is significantly better than anyone had projected. Still trying to figure out how our reveue projections … Continue reading

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Defense Cuts Will Have Immediate Impact on Virginia

Earlier this week, the Obama administration announced plans to reduce defense contracting costs by 10% a year for the next three years. At the same time, it announced that it would eliminate certain defense agencies such as the Joint Forces … Continue reading

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The Beat Don’t Stop til the Break of Dawn

To quote “Rapper’s Delight” — our AG’s favorite rap group — “well, it’s on and on and on, on and on …. and the beat don’t stop til the break of dawn.” The same themes have dominated this summer in … Continue reading

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A Route 28 Kind of Weekend

I spent this entire weekend on Rte 28 hitting events in northern Fairfax and Loudoun County. Saturday began with the annual Fairfax County 4-H Fair sponsored by the County’s Cooperative Extension at Frying Pan Park, a working farm just a … Continue reading

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