• 7 simple and free budgeting tools

    For many, the New Year arrived with a resolution to finally start keeping a budget. And why not? Creating a budget — and sticking to it — are key first steps toward reaching financial goals…

  • Anne Arundel County freezes hiring amid state budget deficit

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh has announced a temporary hiring freeze that takes effect immediately. In a statement Friday, Schuh says there is a looming state budget deficit that demands…

  • 5 budgeting blunders that hurt your finances

    Everyone knows that a budget is the linchpin holding together your financial empire, or if you prefer, financial shack. If you don’t have a budget, whether or not you know it yet, you have money…

  • Va. House to hold public hearings on budget Jan. 7

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia House of Delegates has scheduled five regional public hearings on the state’s biennial budget. A notice posted on the House’s website says hearings will be held Jan. 7 at…

  • VDOT sets snow removal budget

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Transportation has set its initial snow-removal budget for the upcoming winter. VDOT estimates that its budget will exceed $145 million this winter. The snow-removal budget is part…

  • Virginia lawmakers, Gov. McAuliffe agree on cuts

    Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and state lawmakers are announcing cuts to state agencies, universities, and local governments to help fill a projected budget gap and preserve Virginia\’s AAA bond rating.

  • Money management apps take a creative step forward

    There are some money
    management apps to track spending and help users invest in creative ways.

  • Mayor opposes so-called ‘yoga tax'; bill’s fate uncertain

    Despite opposition from operators of health clubs and personal trainers, the D.C. Council approved a plan that would extend the city\’s sale tax to gym memberships, dance and yoga classes and personal training.

  • 2 McAuliffe budget vetoes thrown out

    The move means it will be tough for McAuliffe to expand Medicaid, one of his legislative priorities during his election campaign and since he has taken office.

  • Va. governor vows to expand Medicaid on his own

    ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe vowed Friday to bypass the General Assembly and expand Medicaid eligibility for about 400,000 low-income residents on his own, a move Republican lawmakers…

  • Fairfax County supervisors raise concern about ‘war on cars’

    Concerns from drivers that cyclists and pedestrians get
    too much attention and funding are often focused inside the Beltway, but now members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors have concerns
    that the \”war on cars\” is nudging its way into the suburbs.

  • McAuliffe blasts tea party after budget vote

    ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the tea party has taken control of the General Assembly. McAuliffe spoke to reporters Friday in Richmond, a day after the GOP-controlled…

  • Montgomery Co. Council agrees to 7 percent energy tax reduction

    Purple Line rendering via MTAThe Montgomery County Council on Thursday agreed to a 7 percent reduction in the county\’s energy tax and a six-year capital budget that includes $95 million for a rebuilt Capital Crescent Trail.

  • Correction: Budget Autonomy story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story May 13 about a lawsuit over District of Columbia budget autonomy, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the referendum granting the District government more freedom to spend local tax…

  • No signs of Medicaid compromise in Virginia

    There are no signs of compromise in the fight over Medicaid in
    Virginia after two days of a special session on the state budget.