Wednesday Morning Notes

Morning Notes - Winter

Reston 2020 Recaps MediaWorld Meeting — Reston 2020, a local citizens’ group that advocates on community planning, published a lengthy post on its website recapping last week’s Reston Association board meeting on contract negotiations with MediaWorld to review the Tetra/Lake House budget overrun. [Reston 2020]

McAuliffe Proposes Pay Increase for Virginia Teachers, State Workers — Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday announced that he is proposing a 1.5 percent pay increase that would go into effect for Virginia teachers and state workers beginning in December 2017, if approved by the General Assembly. The merit increase would come with a $130 million price tag. [Reston Patch]

Reston Pastor: Church Attendance Up Since Election Day — Rev. Debra Haffner of Reston’s Unitarian Universalist Church was recently interviewed by The Atlantic about how the atmosphere during her services has become more like “a funeral” since Donald Trump was elected president on Nov. 8, with a significant increase in attendance. [The Atlantic]

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