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Loudoun County’s fiscal 2019 budget taking shape

With less than two weeks before Loudoun County’s fiscal 2019 budget is finalized, supervisors continue to chop and add to a $2.3 billion budget that will leave public schools with at least a $10.8 million funding gap if talks remain on the same path.

McCabe kept memos on Trump dealings; Mueller now has them

Andrew McCabe, the onetime FBI deputy director long scorned by President Donald Trump and just fired by the attorney general, kept personal memos detailing interactions with the president that have been provided to the special counsel’s office and are similar to the notes compiled by dismissed FBI chief James Comey.

Ballots set for May 1 town elections

Western Loudoun's town elections are shaping up with the March 6 filing deadline having passed for the upcoming May 1 election.

Trump lauds firing of McCabe as ‘great day’

In what President Donald Trump called "a great day for Democracy," Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired Andrew McCabe, a former FBI deputy director long scorned by Trump, two days before McCabe's scheduled retirement date, acting on the recommendation of bureau disciplinary officials.

Ashburn’s McCabe, former FBI No. 2, may face firing ahead of retirement

The Justice Department is considering a recommendation that it fire former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, days ahead of his scheduled retirement, amid an inspector general investigation expected to be sharply critical of him, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

Northam endorses Wexton in Democratic primary

Virginia’s governor has endorsed state Sen. Jennifer Wexton in the Democratic primary to unseat Republican Barbara Comstock in a closely watched congressional race.

Loudoun County supervisors distressed over state Metro funding

Lawmakers in Richmond over the weekend agreed to give $154 million annually in the new funding to Metro. The measure is contingent on Washington, D.C. and Maryland contributing similar funds to the transit system.

Northam sets date for special session on state budget

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is calling state lawmakers back to work next month to pass a state budget.

A look at some of this year’s oddball bills in the Virginia General Assembly

Lawmakers opted not to eliminate the crime of profanely swearing or cursing in public. A bill from GOP Del. Michael Webert (R) that would have done away with the crime currently punishable as a Class 4 misdemeanor died in committee.

UPDATE: She said, she said: Comstock, Randall spar over discussion at women’s commission meeting

On what was widely a day of unity and celebration of the achievements and plight of women, one of Loudoun County's most powerful women launched a contentious email exchange with the county chairwoman.

Virginia lawmakers at impasse on Medicaid expansion

Virginia lawmakers aren't going to pass a budget on schedule this year, the second time in four years that disagreements over Medicaid expansion have led to a stalemate.

Virginia Democrats rename annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

Virginia's Democratic Party is renaming its annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner. It will now be the Blue Commonwealth Gala.

Hundreds of Virginians rally for Medicaid expansion

Under the shadow of the Bell Tower on Capitol Square, hundreds of people from across Virginia rallied on a rainy Thursday in support of a state budget that would expand Medicaid to about 400,000 low-income residents.

A league of their own: Northern Virginia women lean in to political paradigm shift

In Virginia, women make up a little more than half the population, at 50.8 percent as of July 2016. However, no woman has ever served as governor, lieutenant governor or U.S. senator. The state ranks 35th in the nation for the number of women serving in its congressional delegation.

Wife of NAACP president lodges complaint against Leesburg councilman

The NAACP’s chair of legal redress, Tanja Thompson, lodged a complaint of discriminatory harassment, intimidation and bullying against Councilman Thomas Dunn Tuesday night after Dunn criticized her husband, NAACP President Philip Thompson, at a previous council meeting.

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