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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!

Congressman Wittman backs National Defense Authorization Act

Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) supported passage of H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016. The annual legislation, which was approved by the House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 269-151 on May 15, provides policy guidance and authorization for the Department of Defense.

New craft distillery to open in nearby Culpeper County VA

Owners of Old House Vineyards will open a new craft distillery called Old House Distillery on their family farm in Culpeper County, becoming one of only a few joint winery and distillery operations in Virginia.

Consumer protection goals reach forefront in Virginia

Virginia has become the first state to take executive action to ensure that consumer protection goals established by President Obama are adopted in the Commonwealth, according to Executive Order #5 issued by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

If you missed the April 15 tax filing deadline, IRS has some tax tips for you

April 15 has come and gone. If you didn’t file a tax return or an extension but should have, you need to take action now. Below are some tips for taxpayers who missed the tax filing deadline.

Sen. Warner asks IRS what it is doing to help taxpayers who are victims of identity theft

US Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) is seeking assurances from the Internal Revenue Service that preventive information is readily available to help taxpayers protect their personal information so they can receive their tax refunds in a timely fashion.

SCC approves revised rules for long-term care insurance in Virginia

State Corporation Commission (SCC) has revised the rules governing long-term care insurance. Effective September 1, 2015, the rule revisions strive to protect consumers and place heightened scrutiny on long-term care insurers seeking to raise premium rates.

VDACS launches online directory of all regular bingo games in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) recently launched an online directory of permitted bingo games played in the Commonwealth. Listed by locality, more than 400 regular games are available across the state. The directory will be updated monthly and can be found on VDACS’ website at

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.

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