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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...

GOP rank-and-file downbeat on Arlington bond package

The Arlington County Republican Committee’s rank-and-file recently channeled its inner Margaret Thatcher – “no, no, no!” – and then added another “no!” for good measure. In an online survey of party members, respondents by large margins urged rejection of the...

Democrats back bond issues; GOP, Greens still to decide

The Arlington County Democratic Committee has weighed in on the four bond referendums heading to county voters on Nov. 2, and the possibility exists that other civic and political organizations will, as well. The Democratic rank-and-file in early August voted...

Judge OKs placement of bond referendums on ballot

Arlington voters in November will cast judgment on a package of four local bond referendums, the second batch in two years with more likely on the way in 2022. Circuit Court Chief Judge William Newman Jr. on Aug. 5 signed...

Updated: Bond referendums headed to Arlington voters

Arlington County Board members on July 20 formally requested the placement of four local-bond referendums on the Nov. 2 ballot, which if approved by voters – as seems likely – would lead to a further increase in the government’s debt-service payments.
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