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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.

Manassas council March 25 budget work session canceled

Manassas City Council budget work session scheduled for March 25, 2015 has been CANCELLED. Items on that agenda will be considered on the work session agenda scheduled for April 8, 2015.

Comstock votes against NLRB implementing elections rule

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) issued a statement on the passage of a joint resolution to prevent the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from implementing its elections rule that shortens the time frame for union elections and compromises the privacy of American workers.

PW Committee of 100 panelists to discuss county’s proposed budget

Prince William Committee of 100 will host its monthly dinner and program on Thursday, March 19 at the Wyndham Garden, 10800 Vandor Lane, Manassas, VA. Networking begins at 6:30 p.m.; dinner 7 p.m. and the program begins at 7:45 p.m. The program will examine budgetary challenges that ensue from the competing importance of the tax rate and funding critical needs in Prince William County.

Prince William County to advertise tax rate at $1.122

Prince William Board of County Supervisors voted March 3 to advertise the real estate tax rate for Fiscal 2016 at $1.122 per $100 of assessed value, a 3.88 percent increase over last year’s average residential tax bill.

PWCS earns national accolades for budget document for 15th year

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada has awarded its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to Prince William County Public Schools for its fiscal year 2015 budget document for the 15th year.

PWCS hosts United Way award recipients in Prince William County

United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) awarded grants totaling $100,000 to 10 nonprofit member organizations in Prince William County in a ceremony on February 23 with Superintendent of Schools Steven L. Walts.

Hearings March 10 & 12 on PRTC proposed FY 2016 budget

PRTC will hold public hearings in Woodbridge and Manassas next week to present its proposed Fiscal Year 2016 budget and accept public comments about the plan that calls for curtailing some services, raising fares and applying for federal grants. The $68 million budget is austere because of financial limitations, according to Christine Rodreigo, PRTC spokesman.

Lawson’s and Trenum’s March 2 town meeting CANCELED

Jeanine Lawson, Brentsville District supervisor, and Gil Trenum, Brentsville District member School Board Member, have canceled their town hall meeting for tonight Monday, March 2, at Gainesville Middle School, because Prince William County Schools are closed today. A new date will be posted when available.

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