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

AM Read: Examiner to End Daily Edition

AM Read: Examiner to End Daily Edition

The Washington Examiner announced Tuesday that it would cease its daily print publication in June to become a website and weekly magazine focusing on national politics. Read »

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

AM Read: Off-Shore Wind Energy Legislation Passes in Md.

AM Read: Off-Shore Wind Energy Legislation Passes in Md.

A victory for Gov. O'Malley, who has pushed for this legislation for more than three years. Read »

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

AM Read: Va. Politicians to Deliver Petitions Against Hybrid Tax

AM Read: Va. Politicians to Deliver Petitions Against Hybrid Tax

Included in the massive transportation bill is $100 annual fee for hybrid vehicle owners -- a tax that the petitioners want McDonnell to strike before he signs the bill into law. Read »

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

AM Read: Cuccinelli Says Transportation Plan Is Still Not Done

AM Read: Cuccinelli Says Transportation Plan Is Still Not Done

In an interview with Politico, Va. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said Gov. Bob McDonnell still has work to do on the massive transportation plan before he signs it into law. Read »

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

Wells Backs Down From Call to Close Nightclubs

Wells Backs Down From Call to Close Nightclubs

Councilman Tommy Wells says he may have overreacted when he called for Fur and Ibiza to be closed in the aftermath of a drive-by shooting on nearby N. Capitol Street. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 8:31 AM
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By Perry Stein

Last-Minute Changes to Transportation Bill?

Last-Minute Changes to Transportation Bill?

The governor has slightly more than a week to decide if he'll make any amendments to the massive transportation funding bill. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 9:02 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Md. Senate Approves O'Malley's Voting Expansion Bill

AM Read: Md. Senate Approves O'Malley's Voting Expansion Bill

While the Senate's move was expected, the bill could face challenges in the House, where the chamber’s version of the bill is still in committee. Read »

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 9:23 AM
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By Perry Stein

MoCo Politico to Be Named U.S. Labor Secretary

MoCo Politico to Be Named U.S. Labor Secretary

Thomas Perez, who got his political start on Montgomery County's Council, previously served as the head of Maryland's Labor Department. Read »

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

Ad Slams McDonnell as 2016 Contender

Ad Slams McDonnell as 2016 Contender

This is just the latest example of conservatives attacking the Republican governor over his support of the massive transportation funding legislation, which ultimately raises taxes. Read »

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

AM Read: Bill Would Allow Sales of Homebaked Goods

AM Read: Bill Would Allow Sales of Homebaked Goods

D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh introduced legislation Tuesday that would allow home bakers to be exempt from some licensing requirements, essentially allowing them to bake at home and sell it to the public. Read »

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