The State of NoVa: discretionary funds


Posted at 06:49 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Peter Candland rehires the employee he fired as Prince William reworks supervisors’ staff rules

County supervisor changes his mind to fire staffer, and is fighting a new county policy.

By Jeremy Borden and Tom Jackman  |  06:49 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County | Tags:  Peter Candland, Prince William County, discretionary funds

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Prince William discretionary funds issue erupts into battle between supervisors

A last-minute set of amendments has put a freshman supervisor at odds with a long-time supervisor.

By Tom Jackman  |  03:34 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Politics | Tags:  Peter Candland, John Jenkins, Prince William County, discretionary funds

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Prince William board mostly eliminates ‘discretionary funds,’ but not without some political weirdness

The practice of donating to select nonprofits, without standard county review, is over.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:39 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Politics | Tags:  Prince William County, Peter Candland, John Jenkins, discretionary funds

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Prince William ‘discretionary funds’ up for vote Tuesday as heat is turned up high

Many have criticized the Board of Supervisors method of handing out money to charitable projects without much oversight.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:59 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Politics | Tags:  Prince William County, Discretionary funds

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/24/2012

Prince William Rainbow Riding Center’s request for $211,000 from county attracts controversy

Critics say it’s a lot of taxpayer money for one nonprofit group with money in the bank. Supporters say it’s a worthy cause.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Government | Tags:  Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center, Debi Alexander, Wally Covington, discretionary funds

Posted at 09:22 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Should Prince William Board have ‘discretionary funds?’

Some are questioning the large “discretionary funds” given to each Prince William County supervisor.

By Tom Jackman  |  09:22 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Politics | Tags:  discretionary funds, Virginia