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Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 7:23 PM
By Tom Sherwood

D.C. Tax Lien Foreclosure Issue in Council's Hands

The man responsible for collecting D.C.'s taxes says the issue of tax lien foreclosures is in the hands of the D.C. Council, which enacts the laws. Read »

Monday, Sep 9, 2013 at 7:22 PM
By Tom Sherwood

Officials Outraged Over Report on Tax Liens, Foreclosures

D.C. promises quick action to better protect vulnerable homeowners from losing their homes to tax liens and foreclosures amid a Washington Post series detailing how some elderly, infirm and financially stressed... Read »

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 7:25 PM
By Wendy Warren

Md. Democrat Challenges Obama Budget

Md. Democrat Challenges Obama Budget

A Maryland Democrat objects to President Obama’s budget -- and his objection has nothing to do with Social Security or Medicare. Read »

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 at 3:35 PM
By Brian Witte

Maryland Senate Gives Final Approval to Gas Tax Hike

Maryland Senate Gives Final Approval to Gas Tax Hike

The Maryland Senate gave final approval to the state's first gas tax in just more than 20 years. Read »

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 10:23 PM
By Tom Sherwood

D.C. Considers Tighter Property Tax Increase Cap

A new proposal to tighten the cap on annual tax increases favors wealthier homeowners at the expense of needed government services, critics say. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 at 7:29 AM

Md. House Republicans to Discuss Opposition to Gas Tax

Md. House Republicans to Discuss Opposition to Gas Tax

Maryland House Republicans will sound off against raising the gas tax during a Tuesday morning news conference in Annapolis. Read »

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 10:15 PM
By Julie Carey

"Hybrid Tax" Protested in Richmond

Environmentally conscious drivers could face a new fee in Virginia as part of Gov. Bob McDonnell's plan to fund transportation projects, so some hybrid car owners took to the streets in protest Thursday. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013 at 10:11 PM
By Chris Gordon

Maryland Lawmakers Consider Gas Tax Hike

Maryland drivers could soon see the first gas tax hike in decades. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013 at 9:28 PM
By Julie Carey

Emotions High on McDonnell's Transportation Plan

Virginia lawmakers kicked off a new legislative session Wednesday, and high on their agenda is the governor’s transportation plan to eliminate the gas tax. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013 at 9:11 PM
By David Culver

Fairfax Supervisors Vote for Tysons Corner Tax

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to create a special service district tax to help pay for the extensive upgrades in Tysons Corner. Read »

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Julie Carey
Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
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Tom Sherwood News4 Political Reporter Tom Sherwood is a reporter for News4 specializing in politics and the D.C. government.
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