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Children 17 & younger can get a free ride on OmniRide next Thursday, April 25

In support of national Take Your Child to Work Day, children ages 17 and younger can ride any OmniRide bus for free on Thursday, April 25. Great news! OmniRide Local and Metro Express are already currently free and will be until at least June. Children can ride any OmniRide Express commuter bus for free on this day, which currently costs $9 one way, when accompanied by a paying adult!

New Virginia law combines dates of sales tax “holidays”

Legislation enacted during the 2015 General Assembly (Senate Bill 1319) combined the three existing sales tax holidays into one, three-day holiday in August. The legislation took effect on July 1, 2015.

TODAY’S COLUMN - How Virginia budgets and spends your tax dollars

Virginians can take pride in the balanced, cautious, and responsible way in which we build our budgets.

Scams continue, Dominion Va. Power says; customers should be alert

Dominion Virginia Power reminds customers to be on the lookout for scammers who threaten to disconnect electrical service immediately if payment is not made. Dominion does not take payment over the phone and never asks for immediate payment of cash, PayPal, ‘MoneyPak/Green Dot’ or any prepaid debit card as a prerequisite to keeping lights on.

Wittman and Kind are “going to the birds”

Rep. Rob Wittman, who represents part of Prince William County, and Rep. Ron Kind, from Wisconsin, introduced the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act, which funds habitat protection, education, researching, and monitoring to provide long-term protection of neotropical migratory birds.

Manassas Museum changes policies; entry free starting July 1

Beginning July 1, 2015, admission to the Manassas Museum is free. The Manassas Historic Resources Board, which oversees the Museum’s operations, originated the idea in an effort to allow residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy history for free. City Council approved the measure as well.

Virginia Department of Education will pilot a full-time virtual high school

Virginia Department of Education’s Virtual Virginia program will pilot a full-time, online high school for the 2015-2016 school year. The pilot will offer all required core academic courses and electives necessary to earn a Standard or Advanced Studies diploma.

Taxpayers with foreign assets may have FBAR and FATCA filing requirements in June

The Internal Revenue Service reminds all taxpayers with an FBAR filing requirement to report their foreign assets by the June 30 deadline.

July 6 service change and fare increase for PRTC commuter buses

Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC), the public transportation provider for Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, will implement bus service changes and increase fares on July 6, 2015. Service changes are in eastern Prince William.

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