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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 »

Friday, May 3, 2013 at 12:16 PM
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By Brian Witte

Md. Death Penalty Supporters Aim to Reverse Repeal

Md. Death Penalty Supporters Aim to Reverse Repeal

Maryland death penalty supporters are planning a petition drive aimed at overturning the state's newly signed death penalty repeal. 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 8:22 AM
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By Brian Witte

O'Malley to Sign Death Penalty Repeal Bill

O'Malley to Sign Death Penalty Repeal Bill

Maryland has five men on death row, but the bill will not apply to them retroactively. 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 »

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, 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 »

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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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Domenico Montanaro NBC News Political Reporter Domenico Montanaro is an NBC News Political Reporter, analyst for NBC News' First Read and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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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.
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