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Thursday, Apr 5, 2012 at 9:05 PM
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By Bob Lewis

Va. Negotiators Agree to 2-Year, $85B Budget

Va. Negotiators Agree to 2-Year, $85B Budget

Legislative negotiators reached a handshake deal Thursday on a new $85 billion budget that will direct state spending for the next two years. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 9:00 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Dulles Metro Funding Dispute

AM Read: Dulles Metro Funding Dispute

Funding for a metro to Dulles International Airport could be a point of conflict when members of the House and Senate work to finalize a budget plan during conference committee. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 7:13 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Va. House Rejects Senate Budget

PM Read: Va. House Rejects Senate Budget

The House rejected the Senate's amendments to Virginia's spending plan. Representatives from the two chambers will meet to work out a compromise between the House and Senate versions. Read »

Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 8:44 PM
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By Bob Lewis

Virginia Senate Approves New Budget

Virginia Senate Approves New Budget

Virginia's Senate approved a new budget to fund state operations for the next two years despite an amendment seeking for insurers or the commonwealth to pay for pre-abortion ultrasounds, which become... Read »

Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 10:21 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Va. Senate to Vote on Budget

AM Read: Va. Senate to Vote on Budget

The Virginia Senate is expected to vote on the state budget today. An amended version of this spending plan was unanimously passed by a committee last week. Read »

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 6:29 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Virginia Budget Standoff Comes to a Close

PM Read: Virginia Budget Standoff Comes to a Close

A budget plan was unanimously passed through a Virginia Senate finance committee Tuesday, a strong sign that the budget will pass through the Senate on Monday. Read »

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 9:28 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Va. Negotiates Budget

AM Read: Va. Negotiates Budget

General Assembly leaders met in Richmond Wednesday to negotiate the budget, but reportedly have yet to agree on transportation funding and a Democrat proposal to provide funding for women to get... Read »

Friday, Mar 9, 2012 at 12:40 PM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Likely Veto for MD Pot Bill

AM Read: Likely Veto for MD Pot Bill

Maryland legislators will start discussing medical marijuana related bills today, but a spokeswoman for Gov. O'Malley said if any of these bills make it to his desk, he would likely veto them. Read »

Thursday, Mar 8, 2012 at 12:23 AM
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By Bob Lewis

Va. Senate Dems Send Gov. Budget Wish List

Va. Senate Dems Send Gov. Budget Wish List

Democrats in the Virginia State Senate sent Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell a list of conditions they want addressed before allowing a new state budget necessary to fund state services and operations to pass. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 7, 2012 at 5:40 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Gray Denies Campaign Wrongdoing

PM Read: Gray Denies Campaign Wrongdoing

At a press conference today, Mayor Gray addressed the federal investigation into his 2010 campaign, firmly saying that he was not involved in any criminal wrongdoing. Read »

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