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Virginia Governor Expected To Renew Medicaid Debate In Address

Some Republicans say they doubt McAuliffe is interested in moving past partisanship.

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Why Can't Washingtonians Resist Asking Each Other What They Do For A Living?

Is "What do you do?" the quintessential Washington question? And what exactly are people asking it trying to find out?
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Democrats Decry 'War On Women' Ahead Of Virginia General Assembly Session

The Virginia branch of NARAL has drafted a "statement of intent" for this year's legislative session intended to push back against a slate of legislation passed by state Republicans targeting reproductive health care services for women.

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Bring Out The Gavels: Virginia, Maryland Begin 2016 Legislative Sessions

In Virginia, legislators face pressure from Gov. Terry McAuliffe to expand education spending. And in Maryland, debates over law enforcement reform and Gov. Larry Hogan's budget proposals will be center stage.

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LISTEN: WAMU Series Prompts Several Reform Efforts In Virginia

In Virginia, lawmakers are about to gather in Richmond for a 60-day General Assembly session. They'll be considering everything from cracking down on payday loans to opening up availability of concealed carry permits.
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LISTEN: McAuliffe Announces New Predatory Lending Crackdown In Virginia

Virginia's governor was on Morning Edition on Monday to announce a new plan to curb predatory lending in the commonwealth ahead of the upcoming session of the General Assembly.

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Data From Loyalty Oath Could Give Virginia GOP An Edge — If They Can Get It

Supporters of Donald Trump have criticized a proposed loyalty oath for Republican primary voters because it would discourage independents — but the real price for the GOP could be the trove of voter data it could provide.

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Maryland Near Top Of Education Rankings, But Do Grades Mask Poverty Gap?

Education Week put our their annual "Quality Counts" report this week, grading states on their efforts to improve public education. But researchers caution that rising tides do not raise all boats.

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More Rides, Shorter Trips: Agency Offers 3 Plans To Improve Northeast Corridor

Efforts to improve the Northeast rail infrastructure used by Amtrak and other passenger lines will take many years and billions of dollars, but the federal government is now weighing its options.

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Virginia Decision On Out-Of-State Gun Permits Draws Questions From Kansas

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is requesting an explanation of Virginia's legal reasoning for not honoring concealed carry firearm licenses from other states.

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