An Arlington County official says a worsening commercial vacancy rate will require $20.5 million in budget cuts and layoffs in the coming fiscal year.
The federal government has long been an anchor of jobs in the region. Now facing steep cuts proposed by the Trump administration, could an overreliance on Uncle Sam’s checkbook end up sinking D.C.?
Fare increases expected could see riders paying up to a quarter more on their trips on Metro buses and trains. “Have some compassion for those who are not as blessed as you,” said rider Denise Rush.
Fares and tax contributions to the operating budget have not increased in a few years, but Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld’s proposed budget suggests increasing both, as well as increasing wait times for trains and reducing bus service. See the proposed changes.
Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration says the cuts are necessary and that more will probably be needed.
The $90 million in cuts the McAuliffe administration is seeking from Virginia\’s public colleges and universities this fiscal year and next are likely to spare students.
Automatic cuts of $1.2 trillion set for
Congress acts could mean the loss of hundreds of
jobs in the region.
Local leaders are crossing party lines trying to
get Congress to escape a trap it set for
itself — automatic spending cuts that could
mean the loss of more than 2 million jobs
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