Reading the Tea Leaves (Virginia Business.Com)

Virginia Flag "When you look at the very tight fiscal realities that Virginia faces, particularly going forward, the revenue prospect is not particularly bright … I think from the point of view of business in Northern Virginia in particular is the time tax — the amount of wasted time, wasted energy that comes from being stuck in traffic," said Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington.

"And that really painful reality, I think, costs Virginia far more than we even know because I can imagine a lot of executives coming on vacation with their families, looking at Tysons, looking at the Beltway, looking at 95, and saying, 'I don’t want this to be my life every day.'"

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