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There’s always a couple of million bucks for corporate welfare

SO Loudoun County under its new all-GOP supervisors is too strapped to fully fund the schools, to provide even a few thousand dollars to arts and cultural and community organizations, to keep alive the urban horticulture and master gardeners program, or even to come up with $250,000 to continue the very successful Loudoun Drug Court (despite its being strongly backed by the county’s chief judge), and is on the verge of backing out of its commitment to fund the Metrorail extension to Loudoun—but yesterday the county supervisors were overjoyed to announce that they will be forking out $2 million to keep the Redskins in the county.

Actually, it turns out Loudoun will not be keeping the Redskins in the county, but never mind. Continue reading

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“I am not an ideologue”

Whenever a politician goes out of his way to issue a denial of something that ought to go without saying (“I am not a crook!”), it’s a good sign there’s something worth looking into there.

So when Supervisor Shawn Williams (R-Broad Run) told us “I was not trying to be ideological or capricious with any of my votes” on the 2013 county budget, it’s a good bet that there in fact was, well, plenty ideological and capricious. Continue reading

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