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FCPS Superintendent Karen Garza (rear, right) laid out FY2018 required expenditure assumptions totaling over $58 million. Enrollment growth, retirement rate increases and health insurance rate increases were among those costs Garza said “are going to fluctuate but we have no choice but to pay.”

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Fairfax County: Meals Tax Statement Debated During Joint Budget Meeting

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There continues to be division, at least among several members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and School Board, on whether voters should approve a referendum allowing the government to levy up to a four percent additional tax on prepared foods and beverages at restaurants, as well as ready-to-eat foods from grocery and convenience stores.


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