Award for Innovation in Tech presented

Business Wire reported that Stafford Country recently received the 2015 Virginia Government Finance Officers Association Innovation Award for its “outstanding program in the area of eGovernment and Technology.”

The myStafford Citizen Portal was the Virginia government project recently recognized for its progress in improving “the world of government finance.”

“We are thrilled and extremely honored to receive recognition from the Virginia Government Finance Officers Association,” said Laura Rudy, Stafford Country Treasurer.

“With our proven model of effective collaboration, partnership and a spirit of innovation, we are focused on improving the Stafford County eGovernment experience. The myStafford Citizen Portal is empowering our citizens and bringing significant efficiencies to our country.

The Portal, which offers the convenience of viewing and paying bills online, has become a “model system for other local governments delivering citizen-centric service at its best.”

Stafford County has experienced significant cost savings and provided its citizens the convenience of paying bills electronically.

Read more at: http://www.thestreet.com/story/13362892/1/stafford-county-virginia-awarded-for-innovation-in-technology.html

And the Senate goes to…

Votes are in! It was reported Wednesday morning that “Virginia Republicans have maintained control of the state Senate.” Election Day resulted in all candidates holding firmly onto their seat.

Both parties had experienced success throughout the campaign process.

If the Democrats had picked up only one seat, then the party could have taken control. But Democratic candidate Dan Gecker was defeated by Republican Glen Sturtevant for the “the control seat.”

“Our victory is all the more impressive in that it was achieved despite the record-breaking millions of spent by Governor McAuliffe, his allies and out-of-state PACs. “This election was decided by Virginians,” said Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment, R-James City.

The 2015 Election for Senate control could have possibly been the most expensive in Virginia’s history. Candidates and outside groups had spent nearly $10 million on television advertisements this election season.

With all the results finalized, what does this mean for the upcoming 2016 Presidential election?

Read more at: http://www.fredericksburg.com/news/va_md_dc/election-virginia-republicans-remain-in-control-of-state-senate/article_41b6ed3c-18a5-5251-8383-e9dd52cc8dbc.html

Read more at: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article42886599.html