The Albemarle Supervisors might add items dealing with taxation to their 2015 “wish list” for the General Assembly. County Attorney Larry Davis (pictured) says the Virginia Association of Counties wants to pursue equal taxing authority with cities. If state lawmakers let that happen, the county would have an easier time increasing items such as the transient occupancy tax. It gets paid by guests of motels and hotels. The General Assembly has traditionally resisted giving counties the level of taxing authority that cities enjoy. County leaders have wanted to explore alternatives to the real property tax. A majority of the supervisors voted last spring to raise the property tax rate to help out the county schools.
Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, March 2.
The Cuban-born Minoso became the majors' first black player for a Chicago team and hit a two-run homer in his first at-bat.
The "Enter the Dragon" star Lee died in 1973 at the age of 32.
The "Fifty Shades of Grey" star hosted "SNL" this weekend and a sketch featuring her joining the terrorist group has sparked controversy.
Policy differences over the negotiations with Iran remained firm as Netanyahu arrived for a speech to Congress, which has imperiled ties between the two allies.