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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 »

Friday, Dec 16, 2011 at 2:00 PM
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By Tim Persinko

Challenge to VA GOP Senate Majority Fails

Challenge to VA GOP Senate Majority Fails

A legal maneuver by Virginia Democrats to maintain voting parity in the state senate was dismissed by a Richmond judge. Read »

Monday, Nov 21, 2011 at 3:01 PM
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By Timothy Persinko

Virginia Democrats Say They'll Sue to Protect Parity in State Senate

Virginia Democrats Say They'll Sue to Protect Parity in State Senate

Dems say they're ready to let courts decide whether they've got a tie or a de facto minority. Read »

Thursday, Nov 17, 2011 at 9:21 PM
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By Julie Carey

Va. Senate Leadership Moves Outside the Beltway

Va. Senate Leadership Moves Outside the Beltway

With the Republicans taking over the Virginia Senate, leadership positions are being filled with senators from outside the Beltway. 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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