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City State Archive: January 2012

  • Morning Roundup: Jan. 17

    Maryland plays slots catchup; Dormant Occupy D.C. returns to action; Busch changes strategy to help gay marriage bill; Post: 'Cheh gets Limbaugh treatment'; D.C. gives more to public than charter schools; O'Malley budget expected to be tax and spend; Gun rallies in Richmond. Published January 17 2012

  • Marshall formally announces Va US Senate bid

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- State Delegate Bob Marshall formally announced his U.S. Senate candidacy Monday. Published January 16 2012

  • McDonnell proposes to eliminate state mandates on localities

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is no fan of mandates imposed by the federal government on the states — be it the federal health care overhaul or environmental regulations. Published January 16 2012

  • After Huntsman drops out, McDonnell still mum on endorsement

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell wants a current or former U.S. governor to be the party's standard-bearer for the presidential nominee. So with former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. dropping out, that field has been winnowed to either Texas Gov. Rick Perry or former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Published January 16 2012

  • Morning Roundup, Jan. 16

    Perry appeals ruling; D.C. statehood now looks to Florida; Gray releases transition funds report; Politico: McDonnell sounding VP-ish in South Carolina; No endorsements yet from Va. GOP congressional delegation; Gun-rights advocates hold vigil in Richmond; Candidates in Md. House races living outside districts. Published January 16 2012

  • What's up with that?

    bbbPolitical activists have started a recall effort against D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and council Chairman Kwame R. Brown. What's up with that? Published January 15 2012

  • McDonnell to send down more than $68 million in budget amendments

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell plans to send down more than $68 million worth of budget amendments to his two year, $85 billion budget, the bulk of which would go toward public education initiatives, his office announced Friday. Published January 13 2012

  • Marshall to run for U.S. Senate again

    The rumors were true. Virginia Del. Robert G. Marshall, Prince William Republican, said Thursday that he will enter the crowded primary field for the GOP U.S. Senate nomination this year. Published January 12 2012

  • House preliminarily approves Congressional redistricting plan

    The Virginia House gave preliminary approval Thursday to a congressional redistricting map that largely shores up the state's 11 incumbents, over objections from some Democrats that it dilutes the minority vote. Published January 12 2012

  • Black caucus to target proposed voting laws

    Aside from traditional swearings-in and pats on the back among legislators, it was a relatively quiet morning in Richmond on the first day of the 2012 General Assembly session. Any potential fireworks in the Senate were temporarily put on hold as the chamber recessed once for lunch, then again so that proposed new rules for the Upper Chamber could be prepared. Published January 11 2012

  • Morning Roundup: Jan. 11

    Split in Virginia Senate likely to cause jams; Judge suggests Virginia ballot unconstitutional; Issa wants better answers from feds about Occupy D.C.; First lady in Richmond to helped veterans; Metro budget also includes hiring hundreds; Trial could test recent changes to Md.'s death penalty law; Muse upset that O'Malley already endorsing Cardin. Published January 11 2012

  • McDonnell — not running, but South Carolina-bound

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has made it clear he does not intend to run for president and has consistently batted away talk of being selected as the Republican presidential nominee’s vice president. Published January 10 2012

  • Va. Dems to push for health insurance exchange during 2012 session

    President Obama's health care overhaul has not yet seen its day before the country's highest court, but Virginia Democrats are pressing forward to establish a state-run health insurance exchange during the 2012 General Assembly session. Published January 10 2012

  • Mooney won't run for Congress in 6th District

    Maryland Republican Party Chairman Alex Mooney says he will not run for Congress in the state's 6th District and has endorsed incumbent Roscoe Bartlett. Published January 10 2012

  • Allen to report $4.5 million haul

    George Allen, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate seat in Virginia, brought in more than $1 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 and will report more than $4.5 million raised and $2 million cash on hand heading into 2012, his campaign announced Tuesday. Published January 10 2012

  • Morning Roundup: Jan. 10

    Md. assembly session likely busy, defining for O'Malley; Metro proposes fare increases; D.C. eliminating free handicap parking; Md. assembly again will address death penalty issue; O'Malley to propose record school construction spending; McDonnell wants school to start before Labor Day; McDonnell urges Bolling, Cuccinelli to talk; No absentee ballots until judge rules on Perry suit. Published January 10 2012

  • RPV "celebrates" three-year anniversary for Tim Kaine

    The Republican Party of Virginia on Monday "celebrated" the three-year anniversary of President Obama's appointing U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine to be chairman of the Democratic National Committee — a position the former Virginia governor resigned in April. Published January 9 2012

  • Morning Roundup: Jan. 9

    Mental health funding at issue in Va. Assembly; Allen, Kaine push competing Virginia job plans; Metro has increased suicides attempts; Restaurant weeks start today; Sun: Md. Democrats' 'to do' list includes raising taxes; Miller appoints committee to review Md. ethics laws; Wargotz, another Md. Republican, to challenge Cardin. Published January 9 2012

  • What's up with that?

    A D.C. councilman proposed a bill that would require all city high school students to apply to at least one college before graduating. What's up with that? Published January 8 2012

  • Morning Roundup: Jan. 5

    Thomas' absence from D.C. Council session fuels speculation; McDonnell seeks money to attract biotech jobs; D.C. club closed after stabbing; Field for Bartlett's House seat taking shape; Md. lawmaker Muse to announce Senate bid; Barry files for re-election; McDonnell officials tussle over Dulles rail money; Cuccinelli looks past Bolling to McAuliffe. Published January 5 2012