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Monday, Jul 30, 2012 at 10:10 PM
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By Julie Carey
      

Northern Virginia Rally Against Sequestration

A large group of government contractors gathered in northern Virginia Monday to urge Congress to act before damaging automatic budget cuts take place. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Support for Gay Prosecutor Judiclal Appointment

PM Read: Support for Gay Prosecutor Judiclal Appointment

Lawyers representing five of Richmond's biggest firms wrote a letter to the presiding judge of the Richmond Circuit Court saying that Tracy Thorne-Begland would be an “outstanding jurist.” Read »

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 8:57 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Md. Property Tax Rate To Remain Same

AM Read: Md. Property Tax Rate To Remain Same

The Maryland Board of Public works voted Wednesday to keep the state property tax rate at 11.2 cents per $100 of a property's assessed value. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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By BOB LEWIS

State Senate Passes Virginia Budget

State Senate Passes Virginia Budget

Without notice, Virginia's divided state Senate took up and quickly passed an $85 billion, two-year budget. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 8:41 PM
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By Jim Iovino

Va. Senate Dems Kill Budget Over Silver Line Funding

Va. Senate Dems Kill Budget Over Silver Line Funding

Senate Democrats banded together and killed a Virginia budget deal over a lack of money for the Silver Line Metro project, according to News4's Julie Carey. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Va. Tries to Resolve Budget Stalemate

PM Read: Va. Tries to Resolve Budget Stalemate

The Virginia General Assembly is currently in a special session trying to pass the state's spending plan, but the Senate Democrats are not backing down from their demands. Read »

Monday, Apr 16, 2012 at 10:14 PM
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By BOB LEWIS

Virginia Budget Up for Final, Binding Vote

Virginia Budget Up for Final, Binding Vote

Virginia's two-year state budget is up for a final, binding vote Tuesday with Democrats still complaining about transportation funding but not likely to block passage. Read »

Monday, Apr 16, 2012 at 8:30 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: D.C. Celebrates Emancipation Day

PM Read: D.C. Celebrates Emancipation Day

D.C. came out today to celebrate Emancipation Day -- a holiday that commemorates the freeing of the slaves in D.C. 150 years ago. Read »

Friday, Apr 6, 2012 at 9:54 PM
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By Julie Carey
      

Va. Budget Deal Could Jeopardize Dulles Metro

Virginia’s new budget deal excludes additional funds for the next phase of the Dulles Metrorail Project. Read »

Friday, Apr 6, 2012 at 9:40 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Will Va. Senate Dems Support New Budget?

AM Read: Will Va. Senate Dems Support New Budget?

Virginia lawmaker negotiating the budget reached a tentative agreement Thursday night, it is still unclear if Senate democrats will support it without funding for transportation projects. 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.
Chuck Todd
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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