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Cash-strapped Fairfax County rushes to spend $500k on firefighter uniforms

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Fairfax County residents face a tax increase next year because the county insists that spending can't be cut any deeper. But at the same time, the county is rushing to spend nearly $500,000 in coming weeks on dress uniforms for firefighters who say they don't need or want them. The $500,000 for the uniforms is in this year's budget, so county officials have to spend it before a new budget is...

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