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The majority of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors formally voted to give members of the board salary increases of up to 38%, while residents of the county, located just outside of Washington, D.C., grapple with rising real estate and vehicle personal property tax assessments, resulting in higher tax bills.

The county is also dealing with a shortage of about 200 police officers in the midst of a crime surge. According to WJLA, a Washington, D.C. area local ABC station, there has been an increase of major crime incidents throughout the county.

Despite these issues, the Board of Supervisors voted 8-2 to approve a 30% salary hike for board members from $90,000 per year to $123,283. The board's chairman, Jeff McKay, a Democrat, is currently paid $100,000 yearly and his new salary will jump by 38% to $138,283.

The board had voted 8-2 at a meeting on March 7 to consider even higher salary increases of up to $130,000 for board members and up to $145,000 for the chairman.
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The northern Virginia counties that surround DC should be ceded to Maryland.

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The northern Virginia counties that surround DC should be ceded to Maryland.
The Maryland counties that immediately surround DC should be ceded to Virginia. That's what took the State into liberal lalaland, and all the agitators of racial unrest came from DC to outlying areas stirring up trouble in the '60s.  Those 'bedroom communities' changed the face of MD politics, and still dominate it.
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