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Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Perry Stein

Bill Would Ban Late-Term Abortions in D.C.

Bill Would Ban Late-Term Abortions in D.C.

This time around, the bill's sponsor says he wants to expand the scope of the bill to apply to the whole country, making it less of a rally cry for the District. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Perry Stein

Va. Senators Co-Sponsoring Off-Shore Energy Bill

Va. Senators Co-Sponsoring Off-Shore Energy Bill

The bill would allow the federal government to sell leases for gas and oil drilling off the coast of Virginia. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Perry Stein

Could Va.'s Surprise GOP Lt. Gov. Pick Hurt Cuccinelli?

Could Va.'s Surprise GOP Lt. Gov. Pick Hurt Cuccinelli?

There's reason to think it could. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Perry Stein

O'Malley Designates $280M to Purple Line

O'Malley Designates $280M to Purple Line

The Maryland governor announced the initial projects that would be used with the revenue from the increased gas tax he signed into law Thursday. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: McDonnell to Sign Transportation Bill

AM Read: McDonnell to Sign Transportation Bill

The governor is scheduled to sign the sweeping legislation in a ceremony at the Capitol today. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Cheh Proposes Doubling Circulator Fare

AM Read: Cheh Proposes Doubling Circulator Fare

D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh has proposed significant fare hikes for the Circulator buses, doubling the fare for passengers paying cash from $1 to $2. SmartTrip card users would pay $1.50. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Perry Stein

McDonnell Still Popular Despite Star Scientific Scandal: Poll

McDonnell Still Popular Despite Star Scientific Scandal: Poll

Another Washington Post poll released earlier in the weekend showed Republican Cuccinelli with a slight lead over Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia gubernatorial race. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Perry Stein

Cuccinelli Once Proposed Beatles' "Taxman" as Va.'s State Song

Cuccinelli Once Proposed Beatles'

The former state senator said his constituents would relate to the song because "all they ever get from Richmond is more taxes." Read »

Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 7:58 AM
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By Perry Stein

Hawaii Senate Passes Resolution for DC Voting Rights

Hawaii Senate Passes Resolution for DC Voting Rights

The Hawaiian state Senate adopted a resolution urging Congress to propose a constitutional amendment to grant full voting rights to District residents. Read »

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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By Perry Stein

Internet Sales Tax Means Big Money for Va.

Internet Sales Tax Means Big Money for Va.

If the federal measure passes, Virginia would collect $251 million next year, with $168 million of that earmarked for transportation. Read »

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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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