Monday, February 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
House Bill 1582 reflects an incomplete understanding of weapons qualification practices within our military and is an unwarranted expansion in the number of people allowed to carry handguns in the Commonwealth. It would do nothing to protect the safety of our citizens.
It would allow any person 18 years of age or older and on active military duty or honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces or the Virginia National Guard who has completed basic training to apply for a concealed handgun permit.
Contrary to the assumption of House Bill 1582, weapons familiarization training as a component of an individual’s military basic training does not qualify that
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
According to an update from the Director of Finance, Ann Shawver the meals tax continued to improve for the month of October.
Overall the meals tax has improved for fiscal year 2010 to a positive 1.1% increase over the first four months of 2009.
In September Shawver was cautiously optomistic in the slight upswing in the overall meals tax over the month of September 2009. It edged up to a positive .5%.
In August Shawver calculated that “Overall August 2010 meals tax revenue fell 1% compared to August 2009.” Shawver said then “that while the meals tax is performing better than estimated, it is performing worse than the prior year.”
For fiscal year 2010 every month has exceeded Shawver’s conservative estimate for the 2% slated to go directly to Roanoke City Public Schools. October was no exception. “October has been the strongest performing month thus far, slightly exceeding September’s performance,” said Shawver.
October meals tax slated for RCPS was 6.8% above the conservative estimate. Year-to-date (ending in October) the schools portion sits at $1,500,807, a healthy 4.2% above Shawver’s conservative estimate.
August 2010 Meals Tax PDF
September 2010 Meals Tax PDF
October 2010 Meals Tax PDF
(Thanks to Dan Casey’s hurt feelings I was reminded of the most recent figures sitting in my inbox)
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Education, Finance, Roanoke City Public Schools
Tags: budget, Roanoke City Public Schools, tax