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With Northam’s amendment, nonpayment of court fines and costs won’t suspend driving privileges

Some 627,000 Virginians will get back their licenses to drive after Gov. Northam March 26 amended legislation to eliminate the practice of suspending driving privileges for nonpayment of court fines and costs.

Some 32 road, bus and rail projects in process in Prince William County

Some 32 Prince William County, Virginia Dept. of Transportation, and Virginia Railway Express projects are in the pipeline or are under construction, according to a quarterly report issued by Prince William County.

Supv. Candland to conduct tele-town hall Tuesday, Feb. 26

To join in on the tele-town hall with Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland, dial 855-756-7520, Ext. 46306# at 7:00 p.m. on the 26th.

Virginia taxpayers will get tax cuts with passage and signing of HB 2529, Del. Hugo reports

After passing the legislature, HB 2529 was signed into law by the governor, giving nearly $1 billion back to Virginia taxpayers, reports Del. Tim Hugo, who represents part of Prince William County. This is about $400 per family.

Virginia legislature okays refunds, tax relief and investments; to affect all who pay state taxes

Virginia House of Delegates and the Senate of Virginia Feb 12 report they have approved legislation that will provide nearly $1 billion in tax relief to Virginia’s taxpayers.

Prince William Delegate Luke Torian named a state budget conferee

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) on Thursday named House Appropriations Committee Chairman S. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Steve Landes (R-Augusta), Chris Peace (R-Hanover), Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach), Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Luke Torian (D-Prince William), and Mark Sickles (D-Arlington) to the conference committee for the state budget bill, House Bill 1700. The House conferees will negotiate with the Senate on the final budget conference reports.

Wexton applauds federal civil service works, votes for pay increase bill

Congresswoman Wexton statement on passage of H.R. 790 - The legislation gives civilian federal employees a 2.6 percent pay raise.

Federal employees going back to work; Sen. Mark Warner and others negotiate compromise

Sen. Mark Warner and a group of 15 senators from both parties took to the Senate floor Jan. 25 to call for a temporary reopening of the government to allow for a negotiation on a bipartisan border security bill. The President embraced this bargain in a Rose Garden press conference, and the Senate passed that agreement unanimously.

Jan. 26 arts day organized by cancer survivor

Denise Simms, a Lake Ridge preschool special education teacher, is hosting an arts-based fundraiser to celebrate her 15 years as a cancer survivor. The arts sampler event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 1 to 4:30 p.m., at Old Bridge United Methodist Church. The church is located at 3699 Old Bridge Rd. in Lake Ridge.

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