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McDonnell Proposes Removing 20 Unfunded Mandates

Virginia's governor is proposing to get rid of 20 of the unfunded mandates the state currently imposes on local governments -- everything from removing requirements for contract bid advertisements in newspapers to lengthening the time for FOIA request responses. 

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Audit Shows $34,000 From Gray Campaign To Staffer

An audit of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's transition and inaugural finances shows thousands of dollars in payments to a campaign staffer whose actions are being scrutinized in a federal investigation.

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IRS Owes 345 D.C. Residents Tax Refunds

The Internal Revenue Service is looking for more than 300 D.C. residents, but perhaps not for the reasons you'd think.

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Virginia Agencies Prep For More Budget Cuts

Despite higher revenues, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is expected to play it safe and recommend some budget cuts in his financial plan for next year.

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Committee Looks At Loopholes In Va. Tax Code

A legislative watchdog committee in Virginia is calling for reforms to the state's tax code.

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In Woodbridge, Foreclosures Hit Hard

The town of Woodbridge, Va., is a classic example of today's mortgage crisis: hundreds of homes lay vacant, and hundreds more run the risk of being foreclosed on at any time. Now, residents there are demanding that banks do more to prevent these foreclosures.

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Medicaid Errors Costing Virginia Millions

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Ever made a mistake writing a check that cost you cash? Virginia loses as much as $263 million a year from errors in Medicaid applications.

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Occupy DC Completes Peaceful March

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The Occupy DC protests continue on Thursday, with thousands of activists taking to the streets protesting at City Hall, the White House and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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Md. Liquor Tax Starts Funding School Projects

The Maryland Department of Public Works gave the go ahead yesterday for $18 million in projects for schools to be funded by revenues from several counties' new alcohol taxes. 

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Occupy DC Turned Away From Newseum

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More than 50 Occupy DC protesters tried to make their point at the Washington Ideas Forum Wednesday night, only to be rebuffed by event security. 

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