Manassas Journal Messenger | Perception

News on both sides of the Occoquan has county officials from Prince William and Fairfax pondering what to do with excess money taken from taxpayers over the past fiscal year.

Prince William Supervisors have $14.6 million burning a hole in their pockets while the Fairfax supervisors are sweating it out trying to spend $39 million left over in their fiscal budget.

Considering how much money these two local governments collect from their taxpayers each year, there’s a perception that county supervisors don’t view $14.6 million or $39 million as a lot of money.

That perception will continue as long as both local governments think first “how to spend” this money when it appears on the ledger rather than how to get it back to the cash-strapped taxpayers who surrendered it.

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