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Social Security trust funds improve, says Board of Trustees

The combined asset reserves of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance (OASI and DI) Trust Funds are projected to become depleted in 2035, one year later than projected last year, with 80 percent of benefits payable at that time.

George Mason University tuition moderately increased for 2016-17

George Mason Board of Visitors May 5 approved the university’s $1 billion budget for the 2016-17 academic year. This includes a 2.7 percent increase in tuition, fees, room and board for in-state students and more money for financial aid. For out-of-state students, the increase is 2.9 percent.

Public employees applauded during Public Service Recognition Week May 1-7

Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA1), who represents part of Prince William County was quoted as saying, “I want to extend my deepest gratitude to the men and women who consider public service a calling."

Congressman Wittman backs full committee passage of FY 2017 Defense Authorization Bill

Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Readiness, April 28 applauded the House Armed Services Committee’s passage of H.R. 4909, which supports shipbuilding, increases military construction and prohibits another BRAC round without end-strength assessment.

Prince William County to examine fire and rescue system over next 5 months

To determine the most effective way to maintain volunteer service and to meet the demands of our growing community, the Board of County Supervisors directed county staff to work with the Fire & Rescue Association (FRA) to ascertain whether the current framework of the fire and rescue system is the best alternative.

Liberia Ave. area check cashing business robbed at knifepoint

Prince William County VA Police Department's crime report for Friday, April 22, 2016.

PW Supervisors may cut $9.3 million from schools, defer tax and budget decisions to May 6

Prince William County Public Schools would receive $9.3 million less than needed to cover the School Board’s unanimously approved FY 2017 budget under a flat tax plan and revenue sharing cuts being considered by the Board of County Supervisors, according to a PWCS news release.

US Senate reauthorizes FAA through 2017; several key measures added

The bill increases funds to pay for runway and airport infrastructure improvements, reforms the FAA certification process so that the latest aircraft technology can be adopted quicker while maintaining safety, gives the FAA new authority to enforce safe unmanned aircraft system (UAS) usage, and requires airlines to provide disclose excess fees and add-on costs while flying.

USDA program offers student loan aid to veterinarians

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) announced that the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications until May 20 for loan repayment grants for veterinarians willing to serve in parts of Virginia with moderate to critical shortages of food animal vets. Several rural counties in Virginia lack adequate access to veterinary services for food supply animals.

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