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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 »

Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 10:04 PM
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By Ben Nuckols

DC Mulls Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

The new proposal would create a second-class license for people who are in the country illegally, similar to what Maryland has done, in order to comply with federal law. Read »

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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By Wendy Warren

Behind the Push to Move the Date of D.C.'s Mayoral Election

Behind the Push to Move the Date of D.C.'s Mayoral Election

Why April 1 was picked for the next mayoral election -- and why some want to move the date. 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 »

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

Fla. Rep. Compares DC to Teens Wanting More Independence

Fla. Rep. Compares DC to Teens Wanting More Independence

A Florida congressman ticked off District officials Thursday when he compared the city’s push for budget autonomy to teenagers wanting more independence. Read »

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

Cuccinelli Asks out of Chef Embezzlement Case

Cuccinelli Asks out of Chef Embezzlement Case

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli asked a judge to recuse his office from a case in which a former chef at the Virginia governor’s mansion was charged with embezzlement. Read »

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 7:07 AM

Norton: DC Budget Autonomy Talks Heating Up

Norton: DC Budget Autonomy Talks Heating Up

If Congress allows it to take effect, the charter amendment approved by voters Tuesday would allow the city government to spend local tax dollars without congressional approval. Read »

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

AM Read: Bill Bolling Has Regrets

AM Read: Bill Bolling Has Regrets

The Virginia lieutenant governor says he wishes he hadn't dropped out of the gubernatorial race so early. Read »

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

Silverman Tried to Get Frumin to Exit At-Large Race

Silverman Tried to Get Frumin to Exit At-Large Race

Silverman’s efforts highlight the fact that low voter turnout is expected in tomorrow's at-large race -- and because the city’s majority Democratic voting base seems to be closely divided among the candidates... 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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