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Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 12:26 PM

Some Virginians May Have to Wait Longer for Tax Refunds

Some Virginians May Have to Wait Longer for Tax Refunds

Virginia taxpayers may have to wait a little longer for expected tax refunds as state officials work to combat tax refund fraud related to identity theft. Read »

Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 12:57 PM
Maryland Democrats Oppose Trump's Budget

Maryland Democrats Oppose Trump's Budget

President Donald Trump's budget proposal is getting some strong reaction here in the D.C. area.  Democrats in Montgomery County came out to oppose it Monday. They say these are critical times for the state... Watch »

Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 5:42 AM

Libertarian Candidate for Virginia Governor Drops Out

Libertarian Candidate for Virginia Governor Drops Out

A Libertarian candidate for Virginia governor has ended his campaign. Read »

Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 at 8:36 PM

Gillespie Wins Fairfax Straw Poll in GOP Governor's Race

Gillespie Wins Fairfax Straw Poll in GOP Governor's Race

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie has won a straw poll in Fairfax County in the race for the GOP nomination for Virginia governor. Read »

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 8:33 PM
Local Lawmakers' Phones Ring Off the Hook With Calls About Health Care

Local Lawmakers' Phones Ring Off the Hook With Calls About Health Care

Local lawmakers said they were inundated with calls from people weighing in on the Republicans' health care bill. Scott MacFarlane reports from Capitol Hill. Watch »

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 7:55 PM

Jaffe Report: DC Gun Laws Must Be Stiffer

Jaffe Report: DC Gun Laws Must Be Stiffer

Depending on his plea deal, it's possible that the Comet Ping Pong shooter could legally be able to own guns again. That possibility must be taken off the table. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 4:07 PM

Maryland Senate Panel OKs Ban on Fracking

Maryland Senate Panel OKs Ban on Fracking

A ban on the hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in Maryland has moved a step closer to approval. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 6:35 PM

Montgomery County Rejects Trump's 'Devastating' Budget Plan

The government of Montgomery County, Maryland, is rejecting President Donald Trump's proposed budget, which would have a major impact on the county's many federal workers. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 12:31 PM

Cat in the Hat, Pro-PBS Families Deliver Petitions on Hill

Cat in the Hat, Pro-PBS Families Deliver Petitions on Hill

Children, parents and the Cat in the Hat headed to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to urge lawmakers to support public television. Read »

Monday, Mar 20, 2017 at 5:48 AM

Busy Day Set for Maryland Lawmakers on 'Crossover' Day

Busy Day Set for Maryland Lawmakers on 'Crossover' Day

Maryland lawmakers will have a busy day voting on legislation. Read »

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