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Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 3:38 PM

Va. Senate Votes to Ban Common Core

Va. Senate Votes to Ban Common Core

The state Senate has voted to prohibit adoption of the national Common Core curriculum standards in Virginia public schools without prior approval from the General Assembly. Read »

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 11:34 PM
Montgomery County Considers Mandatory Paid Sick Leave

Montgomery County Considers Mandatory Paid Sick Leave

Montgomery County is considering whether businesses should be required to give workers paid sick leave. Chris Lawrence reports. Watch »

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 5:37 AM

D.C.'s New Attorney General to Report for Jury Duty

D.C.'s New Attorney General to Report for Jury Duty

He's the top lawyer in District of Columbia government, but Karl Racine is about to experience the legal system in a different way. Read »

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 4:35 PM
Hillary to Delay '16 Announcement?

Hillary to Delay '16 Announcement?

NBC's Carrie Dann discusses a Politico report stating Hillary Clinton may delay a presidential campaign launch until July. Watch »

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 7:16 AM

House Panel Kills Va. Minimum Wage Proposal

House Panel Kills Va. Minimum Wage Proposal

A Republican-led House committee has killed a proposal to raise Virginia's minimum wage. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 7:04 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: The Bureaucracy Issue

Sherwood's Notebook: The Bureaucracy Issue

We tested our readers last week. We threw out the word “interoperability” and challenged the bureaucracy to speak more plainly. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 5:24 PM

O'Malley Makes 2 Hires to His PAC

O'Malley Makes 2 Hires to His PAC

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has hired two people to his political action committee as he considers running for president in 2016. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 4:59 PM

House of Delegates Panel Kills Va. Minimum Wage Proposal

House of Delegates Panel Kills Va. Minimum Wage Proposal

A Republican-led House committee has killed a proposal to raise Virginia's minimum wage. Read »

Monday, Jan 26, 2015 at 8:52 PM

Va. Senate Committee Defeats Gun-Control Proposals

Va. Senate Committee Defeats Gun-Control Proposals

A Republican-controlled Virginia Senate voted to approve Monday measures aimed at easing restrictions on gun owners while voting against several gun-control measures championed by Democratic Gov. Terry... Read »

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 1:53 PM
Koch Brothers Plan to Spend Nearly $1B on '16

Koch Brothers Plan to Spend Nearly $1B on '16

NBC political writer Carrie Dann discusses President Obama's quick trip to Saudi Arabia, and the Koch Brothers' plan to spend almost $1 billion on the 2016 election. Watch »

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Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
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Mark Murray NBC News Deputy Political Director Mark Murray is the NBC News Deputy Political Director, NBC News First Read analyst and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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