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Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 6:57 AM

Va. Governor Signs Mental Health Bill

Va. Governor Signs Mental Health Bill

Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Sen. Creigh Deeds are joining efforts to improve Virginia's mental health system. Read »

Monday, Apr 7, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Va. Governor Signs Mental Health Bill

Va. Governor Signs Mental Health Bill

A key part of Sen. Creigh Deeds' efforts to fix Virginia's mental health system is now law. Read »

Monday, Apr 7, 2014 at 1:34 PM
Jeb Bush to Make Decision on Presidential Run

Jeb Bush to Make Decision on Presidential Run

By the end of the year, Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush says he will decide whether he will run for president in 2016. Mark Murray, NBC's senior political editor, has more on Bush's comments. Watch »

Monday, Apr 7, 2014 at 9:36 PM
      

Md. Lawmakers Approve Minimum Wage Hike

The Maryland General Assembly on its last full day of the session Monday gave final approval to incremental increases in the state's minimum wage over several years to $10.10 by 2018. Read »

Monday, Apr 7, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Obama: Students Need Help to Get "In-Demand Jobs"

Obama: Students Need Help to Get

President Barack Obama on Monday announced more than $100 million in grants for two dozen schools across the country that are helping students gain work experience for what he called the "in-demand jobs of... Read »

Monday, Apr 7, 2014 at 6:56 AM

Md. Lawmakers Enter Last Day of Session

Md. Lawmakers Enter Last Day of Session

Maryland lawmakers will be putting finishing touches on a marijuana decriminalization bill and an increase in the minimum wage Monday on the last day of the state's legislative session. Read »

Monday, Apr 7, 2014 at 1:22 PM

A Look at Bills Approved by Md. General Assembly

A Look at Bills Approved by Md. General Assembly

A look at some measures already approved by the Maryland General Assembly, which adjourns at midnight Monday: Read »

Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 at 6:57 AM

Va. Del. Lopez Drops Out of Race to Succeed Rep. Moran

Va. Del. Lopez Drops Out of Race to Succeed Rep. Moran

The crowded field of Democrats hoping to succeed Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., in Congress got a little smaller Friday. Read »

Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 at 10:31 AM

Md. Delegate Pushes to Decriminalize Pot Now

Md. Delegate Pushes to Decriminalize Pot Now

A member of Maryland's Legislative Black Caucus is asking the House to fully decriminalize marijuana this year instead of just commissioning a study on the prospect. Read »

Friday, Apr 4, 2014 at 2:29 PM
Moran: Members of Congress Are Underpaid

Moran: Members of Congress Are Underpaid

Va. Congressman Jim Moran thinks he and his colleagues should earn more money, and one reason is the cost of living in Washington. Mark Murray, NBC's senior political editor, speaks on why was this such an... Watch »

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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.
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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.
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