Stafford facing possible shortfall – Early budget estimates show Stafford County could face a $8.4 million gap in the upcoming fiscal year, largely because of state and federal requirements such as providing retirement benefits to teachers and staff. [Fredericksburg.com]

New Home Builds Less Lucrative in Prince William — Those who say that Prince William County should slow down on building new homes until the current infrastructure has time to catch up may get their wish, but not at the county’s request. [Bristow Beat]

Va. special election could determine balance of power –Voters in Virginia’s 33rd Senate District will cast ballots Tuesday in a special election to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Mark R. Herring — a contentious three-way race that could determine control of the state’s evenly divided Senate. [Washington Post]