Cash cows Fairfax, MontCo shorted in state aid – The Wash. Examiner
Great article on how much Northern Virginia residents get ripped off by the Commonwealth of Virginia with state taxes.
Fairfax County, home to one-seventh of Virginia’s population, generated $2.6 billion in non transportation revenue for the commonwealth in 2010, according to county figures, but only received about $546 million — or 21 cents for every dollar sent to the state…
Fairfax and Arlington counties in Northern Virginia received $789 and $722 from the commonwealth per resident in 2011, respectively, while Prince William County got $1,209 per resident.
No details for the city of Alexandria, where I live.
Unfortunately, the article does not detail which Virginia counties get more and where all the money goes as it does with Maryland.
In related news, my brother was quoted in a Robert McCartney column about Northern Virginia Republicans willingness to raise taxes for road improvements. These taxes might not be necessary if we got our fair share back.