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All six Arlington bond referendums pass

Continuing a 40-year tradition, Arlington voters supported all six county bond referendums on the Nov. 8 ballot, which when sold will add a half-billion dollars to the county government’s indebtedness. Most of the bonds won by margins of roughly 3-to-1. Arlington...

Greens back two county bonds, reject four more

Yes. No. Yes. No. No. No. That’s the view of the Arlington Green Party on the six local bond referendums on the Nov. 8 county ballot. The party has opted to support two bonds and oppose the other four in a...

Democrats overwhelmingly, but not unanimously, back bond package

By overwhelming but (with one exception) not unanimous margins, the Arlington County Democratic Committee has voted to support the six Arlington government bond referendums on the Nov. 8 ballot. The action, in line with decades’ worth of tradition within the...

Editor’s Notebook: Arlington, home of the whopper

Whoa, whoa, whoa, that’s some big bond package the Arlington County Board is slated to approve this afternoon and, following the signature of Circuit Court Judge William Newman Jr. making it all nice and legal, send to voters in...

Half-billion-dollar bond referendum on horizon

Barring a surprise switcheroo this week, the Arlington County government is expected to send a bond-referendum package of six items totaling just over a half-billion dollars out to voters in November. A total of $510.52 million, to be specific, was...

Arlington voters give OK to bond package

Arlington voters gave lopsided victories to a downscaled, off-the-usual-cycle package of four bond referendums on the Nov. 2 ballot. All four passed easily: ** A $38.7 million bond for transportation and Metro received 79.4 percent of the vote. ** A $23 million...

Fairfax voters OK school bond by lopsided margin

Fairfax County voters by a two-to-one margin have approved a $360 million school-bond referendum. The proposal garnered support of 67.8 percent of the electorate, according to preliminary results reported Wednesday morning and counting 247 of the county's 250 precincts. The result...

Arlington GOP opts against position on bond package

Arlington Republicans voted relatively narrowly on Oct. 7 to take no position on the four local bond referendums on the Nov. 2 ballot. The 16-11 vote forestalled what likely would have been a second vote urging the Arlington electorate to...

Greens say ‘no’ to park bond, abstain on others

While taking no position on the three other local bonds on the Nov. 2 ballot, the Arlington Greens have opted to oppose the $6.8 million recreation bond. Green Party leadership said the spending proposed in the package – including repaving...

GOP to postpone consideration of bonds, candidates

The Arlington County Republican Committee, which this evening had been slated to consider positions on county bond referendums and potentially endorse an independent County Board candidate, has postponed action. Instead, the monthly meeting will focus on a watching a gubernatorial...
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