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Lawmaker Proposes New Official State Song in VirginiaRepublican House Speaker William J. Howell is proposing the General Assembly adopt a new official state song in Virginia.
Maryland DLS Recommends Ending Film Tax CreditThe Maryland Department of Legislative Services is recommending an end to the film tax credit, detailing in a report that the break does not provide sustainable economic development.
Filing Deadline Approaches for Md. Candidacies Maryland's gubernatorial race officially has gained another candidate.
Korean Ambassador Meets Virginia Politicians
Va. Gov. McAuliffe Sets Priorities Before General AssemblyTwo days after taking the oath of office, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has emphasized the need to expand Medicaid eligibility in a speech to the state's General Assembly.
Farewell Speech: McDonnell Apologizes to Assembly In his farewell address to the General Assembly, outgoing Gov. Bob McDonnell apologized Wednesday for a gift scandal and said he prayed it would not overshadow the good work he had done as governor.
Iranian President Says Nation 'Is Ready To Talk' With West Ahead Of UN TripOn the eve of a landmark trip to attend the U.N. General Assembly, Iran's president offered Sunday his most expansive vision that a deal to settle the impasse over Tehran's nuclear program could open doors for greater cooperation on regional flash points such as the Syrian civil war.
McDonnell Signs Virginia's Transportation BillGov. Bob McDonnell has scheduled a ceremonial signing for a signature legislative triumph.
Massive Campaign Finance Revamping Awaits Gov. O'Malley's PenAn extensive revamping of Maryland's campaign finance laws is raising donation limits for individuals, while emphasizing disclosure and enabling the state elections board to fine violators.
GOP-Dominated Panels Kill Absentee-Voting MeasuresTwo Republican-dominated General Assembly panels have again killed efforts to allow no-excuses absentee voting in Virginia and join 34 states that allow early voting.
Cuccinelli Makes Human Trafficking Virginia's Top Priority in 2013Va. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli met with members of the General Assembly Tuesday in a bipartisan effort to promote new legislation to fight human trafficking.
Md. Court Upholds State Legislative MapMaryland's highest court has upheld the state's legislative redistricting map for the General Assembly.
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