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Budget: Virginia Beach proposal would raise taxes for all day kindergarten, restore agricultural reserve money

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE – Virginia Beach City Manager Dave Hansen on Tuesday, March 28, unveiled a spending plan that would raise real estate taxes to help establish full-day kindergarten throughout the city while redirecting money from a previous property… Continue Reading

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Acres & Dollars: Virginia Beach may tap land preservation funding

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE – The proposed city budget shifts about a quarter of the designated tax funding from the agricultural reserve program, leaving roughly $3.3 million for payments per year owed to owners of already protected acres, run the program,… Continue Reading