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Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 at 8:19 AM
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By Perry Stein

Morning Read: McDonnell's Budget Crunch

Morning Read: McDonnell's Budget Crunch

The Virginia governor proposed Monday to eliminate 20 state-mandates in a bid to relieve budget stress for local communities. Read »

Monday, Jan 16, 2012 at 7:10 PM
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By Bob Lewis, Associated Press

McDonnell's Curbs on Local Mandates Relax FOIA Law

McDonnell's Curbs on Local Mandates Relax FOIA Law

Gov. Bob McDonnell proposed an end Tuesday to at least 20 unfunded state mandates on city and county governments, including a new obstacle for people trying to hold governments accountable through the Freedom of... Read »

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