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Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013 at 8:52 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Trump Must Pay D.C. Property Taxes for Old Post Office

The historic Old Post Office building may be on federal property, but Donald Trump will have to pay millions of dollars in local property taxes to the city. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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By Julie Carey

McDonnell Proposes Higher Sales Tax for Transportation Funds

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell unveils what he is calling a bold, new plan to raise $3.1 billion in transportation funding over the next five years. Read »

Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 10:29 PM
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By Ben Nuckols

Ruling in Suit Against Travel Sites Is Win for D.C.

Ruling in Suit Against Travel Sites Is Win for D.C.

D.C. can collect sales taxes on the rates hotel guests pay for rooms they book through online travel companies, a judge has ruled. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012 at 11:10 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Opinion: Olympic Fever 2024?

Opinion: Olympic Fever 2024?

Should the region try to host the Olympics in 2024? Read »

Friday, Jul 20, 2012 at 3:18 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Could D.C. Implement a Commuter Tax?

Could D.C. Implement a Commuter Tax?

The District of Columbia is the only jurisdiction in the United States that is prohibited from taxing income at its source. Read »

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Issa Requests Hearing on DC Commuter Tax

Issa Requests Hearing on DC Commuter Tax

Lawmakers could take another look at allowing the District to tax people who work in D.C. but live in the suburbs in Virginia and Maryland. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 9:53 PM
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By Brian Witte

Health Advocates Cheer Use of Md. Alcohol Tax

Health Advocates Cheer Use of Md. Alcohol Tax

Maryland health officials are highlighting $14.3 million they can use to expand community-based, long-term care for seniors and the physically disabled with the help of an increased state alcohol tax, which has... Read »

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 6:26 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Is Romney Actually Leading in Va.?

PM Read: Is Romney Actually Leading in Va.?

A new poll shows Romney leading Obama by 5 points in Virginia, but these result diverge significantly from previous polls. Read »

Friday, May 25, 2012 at 6:01 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Release of Va. Abortion Clinic Regs Postponed

PM Read: Release of Va. Abortion Clinic Regs Postponed

The McDonnell administration postponed the release of the proposed permanent regulations for abortion clinics in the state -- regulations that are expected to be similar to the controversial emergency... Read »

Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 9:50 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Troubles for O'Malley, McDonnell's National Ambitions

AM Read: Troubles for O'Malley, McDonnell's National Ambitions

Some say the rejection of an openly gay man in Virginia for a judicial nomination and the recently approved tax hikes in Maryland could spell trouble for the governors of the two states if they decide to run for... Read »

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Julie Carey
Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
Domenico Montanaro
Domenico Montanaro NBC News Political Reporter Domenico Montanaro is an NBC News Political Reporter, analyst for NBC News' First Read and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
Mark Murray
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.
Tom Sherwood News4 Political Reporter Tom Sherwood is a reporter for News4 specializing in politics and the D.C. government.
Chuck Todd
Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the NBC News Political Director, host of “The Daily Rundown” on MSNBC and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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