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Pension, health care programs could be cut next

The Fiscal Commission issued its final set of recommendations detailing several that would affect federal employees. The panel suggested reducing the federal workforce by 200,000 employees over the next five years, changing the FEHB to a defined contribution premium program and several other short term changes.

Tags: management , White House , OMB , National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and R , Paul Posner , Robert Shea , Alice Rivlin , Grant Thornton , budget deficit , pay freeze , spending cuts , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 07:00am EST

State salaries soar for Virginia academics, coaches

More than 4,800 state workers in Virginia earned more than $100,000 this year -- including George Mason University basketball Coach Jim Larranaga, whose salary is $525,000.

Tags: Richmond Times-Dispatch , Arthur Garson Jr. , Frank Beamer , Jim Larranaga , Bob McDonnell , state salaries , salaries , University of Virginia

Sunday - 10/17/2010, 11:55pm EDT

Rental rates rise with stronger demand for apartments

With more people renting, fewer landlords are offering incentives to get you to rent.

Tags: renting , foreclosures , apartments , John McClain , Hank Silverberg , Colleen Kelleher

Monday - 09/27/2010, 11:06am EDT

Defense cutbacks could have huge impact in Northern Va.

The cuts could mean a loss of $6 billion to $7 billion to the local economy, says Stephen Fuller, director for the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University in Fairfax.

Tags: defense department , Stephen Fuller , economy , jobs , Robert Gates , Center for Regional Analysis , Fairfax , Colleen Kelleher

Tuesday - 08/10/2010, 09:37am EDT

Will drunk driving go up if Virginia privatizes liquor stores?

A new George Mason University study looks into the ownership issue.

Tags: liquor stores , Donald J. Boudreaux , Virginia Institute of Public Policy

Monday - 08/09/2010, 11:37am EDT

Is DoD fighting an asymetric cyber war?

One professor explains why DoD needs to be concerned about using social media.

Tags: technology , management , DoD , Paul Strassmann , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Dorothy Ramienski , DorobekInsider

Thursday - 08/05/2010, 04:30pm EDT

Loudoun students take advantage of online classes

A partnership between George Mason University and Loudoun County Public Schools offers online summer classes to hundreds of high schoolers.

Tags: Loudoun County Public Schools , summer school

Thursday - 06/24/2010, 10:11am EDT

George Mason opens new biomedical lab

A new biomedical research lab that could someday cure a disease or create a biological weapon defense is already starting to pay off for the region's economy.

Tags: Biomedical Research Laboratory , Rift Valley Fever , Influenza , Northern Virginia , I-270

Thursday - 06/10/2010, 05:42pm EDT

11th Congressional primary watched as bellwether

"A lot of people are watching this particular race as a bellwether because, frankly, there are just not a lot of districts that look anything like the 11th Congressional district," says George Mason University professor Mark Rozell.

Tags: 11th Congressional District , Pat Herrity , Keith Fimian , Gerry Connolly , Virginia primary , elections , Mark Rozell ,

Monday - 06/07/2010, 11:50am EDT

George Mason University raises tuition for the fall

It's going to cost a lot more to attend George Mason University.


Thursday - 05/06/2010, 07:16pm EDT
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