Archive for March, 2011

Guest Post on Musings: Virginia Infrastructure Needs Hurt Economic Development

Today, my first guest post went up on Chris Hill’s Construction Law Musings blog!  It is entitled, “Virginia Infrastructure Needs Hurt Economic Development.”  Feel free to click on the link to read it. As a long-time local government attorney who has observed first-hand the effects of a lack of public infrastructure funding in Virginia, I […]


Va Supreme Court Opinions Affecting Local Government Law: March 4, 2011

The Virginia Supreme Court handed down several opinions impacting the practice of Virginia Local Government Law today.  These summaries are pulled from the Virginia Supreme Court website. They include: 092158 Ford Motor Credit Co. v. Chesterfield County   In ruling on a taxpayer’s application for refund of business, professional and occupational license taxes paid to a county, […]


Tax Assessment Appeals Affected — How Much? (Virginia General Assembly 2011)

The Virginia General Assembly adjourned on Sunday, and during its 2011 session, considered, amended, killed and/or adopted thousands of pieces of legislation, plus the Virginia budget.  During the session, the state legislature adopted some important changes in the law affecting local governments.  Over the coming weeks, I will be touching on some of the most significant bills.  […]