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Mark Your Calendar for Town Hall Meeting with McLean Lawmakers

A town hall meeting with state legislators representing McLean will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Virginia General Assembly will be tackling a host of new issues in its upcoming legislative session starting Jan. 9 and the six legislators who represent parts of McLean will be on hand at the McLean Community Center on Wednesday to talk about those issues.

The town hall meeting will be hosted by the McLean Citizens Association.

State Sens. Barbara Favola (D-31st District) and Janet Howell (D-32nd), along with Dels Bob Brink (D-48th), Barbara Comstock (R-34th), Mark Keam (D-35th) and Jim Scott (D-53rd) will speak about the upcoming session. A question and answer session is planned during the meeting.

The town hall meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave.

MBH December 31, 2012 at 03:14 PM
They counldn't have planned it better! The day after kids are back in school and everyone is slowly recovering from the holidays. If I were cynical I would say they planned it for low voter turn out.
Sally Horn December 31, 2012 at 09:35 PM
Dear MBH, Quite the contrary regarding the timing. We wanted to ensure that the residents of McLean had an opportunity to meet with their legislators before the legislators left for Richmond and the legislative session began. MCA, like MBH, would have preferred a later date. But, the reality was that January 2 was the only time before January 9 that all six of the legislators who represent the greater McLean area were available for a meeting in McLean. If MBH is unable to attend the MCA Town Hall on Wednesday, theere is another opportunity for MBH to meet the lawmakers before the legislature convenes on January 9 as Fairfax County is hosting a day-long meeting at the Government Center on Saturday, January 5 with all of the legislators who represent Fairfax County. Sally Horn, MCA President
MBH January 01, 2013 at 06:06 AM
Thanks for elaborating. It's unfortunate that scheduling is so tight, but I realize unavoidable.
Rob Jackson January 02, 2013 at 02:37 PM
In Fiscal Year 2011, Fairfax County residents paid 23.4% of the Individual Income Tax revenues for Virginia, but we received only 9.25% of the SOQ-based state aid to K-12 education. Under these circumstances, our legislators should support the transfer of money from the General Fund to transportation projects. Our legislators should NOT be protecting the General Fund for the rest of the state.

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