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Rewind: Texting While Driving, Discipline and More Taxes

Catch up on some news you may have missed this past week.

Government

It was another incredibly busy week in the Virginia General Assembly. The Senate passed a bill allowing local governments in Northern Virginia—like Fairfax County—impose a 1 percent income tax on residents to pay for transportation projects.

Tougher texting-while-driving laws moved forward but are not quite law yet.

In other government news, Lt. Bill Bolling may (or may not) be running for Virginia governor. Reps. Jim Moran and Gerry Connolly blasted the Post Office for planning to cancel Saturday delivery of first-class mail.

See more from this week at http://mclean.patch.com/government

Schools

Parents and educators met at McLean High School this week to discuss the public school system’s discipline policies, which are under a lengthy and in-depth review. Fairfax County Public Schools’ budget process is also moving along with some requests for funding for custodians and advanced academics.

Restaurants

Sunday is the final day of the Washington Metropolititan Restaurant Week—lunch and dinner specials at several McLean restaurants. If you’re looking ahead to Valentine’s Day, here are a few romantic restaurant suggestions. (And, of course, our latest round of inspection reports.)

Catch up on everything you missed by going to mclean.patch.com/news. And be sure you don’t miss anything this coming week—sign up for our email newsletter here

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