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Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Julie Carey

Possible Political Showdown Over Va. Transportation

Possible Political Showdown Over Va. Transportation

The Virginia House of Delegates is expected to vote Friday on the measure that would raise about $880 million a year for road and transit, but a political showdown could also be ahead. Read »

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 10:42 PM
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By Bob Lewis

Va. Senate Panel Sacks Tebow Bill Again

Va. Senate Panel Sacks Tebow Bill Again

The so-called Tebow bill -- legislation that would allow home-schooled children to play varsity sports for teams at public schools they choose not to attend -- was thrown for a loss in Virginia's Senate. Read »

Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 4:46 PM
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By David Culver
      

Virginia Lawmakers Table Tanning Bed Bill

Virginia lawmakers tabled a bill Thursday that would keep young teens out of tanning beds. Read »

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 12:04 AM
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By Bob Lewis

Senate OKs Road Funding Amendment; Time to Deal

Senate OKs Road Funding Amendment; Time to Deal

A souped-up rewrite of Gov. Bob McDonnell's transportation bill won Senate passage without debate. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Virginia Teacher Evaluation Bill Clears Final Hurdle

Virginia Teacher Evaluation Bill Clears Final Hurdle

A bill to revamp teacher evaluation and grievance procedures won final passage after an unsuccessful last-ditch attempt to amend it. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013 at 5:27 PM
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By Bob Lewis

Va. Senate Rewrites Transportation Bill

Va. Senate Rewrites Transportation Bill

A Virginia Senate committee rewrote Gov. Bob McDonnell's transportation funding reform bill. Read »

Monday, Feb 11, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Va. Gov. Orders 29-Hour Limit for Part-Time State Workers

Va. Gov. Orders 29-Hour Limit for Part-Time State Workers

Virginia agencies are reducing part-time employees' hours until officials figure out how to comply with federal health insurance requirements regarding those who work more than 30 hours each week. Read »

Monday, Feb 11, 2013 at 9:03 PM
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By Julie Carey
      

McDonnell Open to Compromise on Transportation Funding

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell dropped into northern Virginia for the second time in recent weeks to try to rally support for his transportation funding plan that's been approved by the House of Delegates but... Read »

Friday, Feb 8, 2013 at 10:18 PM
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By David Culver
      

N. Va. Already Feeling Potential Effects of Sequestration

Sequestration could have a huge impact in northern Virginia, where residents won’t have to be federal employees to feel the effects. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 at 6:38 PM
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By Julie Carey
      

Va. House Speaker Stops GOP Redistricting

Virginia House Speaker Bill Howell brought an end to a two-week political showdown with a ruling that pleased Democrats and disappointed his fellow Republicans. Read »

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Julie Carey
Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
Domenico Montanaro
Domenico Montanaro NBC News Political Reporter Domenico Montanaro is an NBC News Political Reporter, analyst for NBC News' First Read and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
Mark Murray
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.
Tom Sherwood News4 Political Reporter Tom Sherwood is a reporter for News4 specializing in politics and the D.C. government.
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Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the NBC News Political Director, host of “The Daily Rundown” on MSNBC and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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