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    Loudoun Board of Supervisors Chairman Scott York (R-At Large), pictured here in this file photo, sat down for an interview with the Times-Mirror April 21.

    Chairman York stays the course
    Wed., Apr. 23 | 01:52 PM - Loudoun Board of Supervisors Chairman Scott York (R-At Large) plans to seek re-election in 2015 and believes some of the recent actions by the Loudoun County Public Schools are “freaking ridiculous."
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    Sharp elbows in GOP primaries
    Mon., Apr. 21 | 11:25 AM - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- There's been no free path to potential victory for Barbara Comstock as she tries to win the Republican primary contest next Saturday for the 10th Congressional District in northern Virginia.
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    Gov. McAuliffe touts first 100 days
    Tue., Apr. 22 | 01:23 PM - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Gov. Terry McAuliffe celebrated his first 100 days in office Monday by highlighting his work to improve the state's economy and by renewing his call to expand Medicaid eligibility to low-income residents.
     > Briefs / Government / Politics /
    Cantor blasts Obama for immigration attack on GOP
    Fri., Apr. 18 | 02:38 PM - WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration.
     > Briefs / Government / Politics /
    Leesburg Town Council weighs in on state budget
    Wed., Apr. 16 | 03:00 PM - The Leesburg Town Council has become the most recent local body to offer its opinion on the state budget issue, passing a resolution April 8 urging the expansion of Medicaid to help pass the budget.
     > Briefs / Government / Politics / Western Loudoun / Leesburg /
    Fired North Carolina Democratic Party director hired in Va.
    Wed., Apr. 16 | 08:35 AM - Robert Dempsey will run the day-to-day operations, party spokeswoman Ashley Bauman said Monday.
     > Briefs / Politics /
    Virginia GOP leaders demand apology, more from Lind
    Mon., Apr. 14 | 01:05 PM - Republican leaders in the House of Delegates are pressing for an apology from fellow conservative Howie Lind over a Lind attack ad against Del. Barbara Comstock in Virginia's 10th Congressional District primary race.
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    Virginia AG files brief supporting gay marriage
    Mon., Apr. 14 | 07:57 AM - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Same-sex couples have the same right to marry as interracial heterosexual couples, Virginia's attorney general said Friday.
     > Top / Government / Politics /

    Both chambers of the General Assembly left Richmond Tuesday with no set plans to return and resume work on a budget.

    Va. Senate passes budget with expanded Medicaid
    Thu., Apr. 10 | 03:17 PM - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Virginia Senate approved its version of a roughly $96 billion two-year budget Tuesday as Republicans and Democrats pointed fingers over who is responsible for a potential state government shutdown.
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    McAuliffe signs slew of bills
    Tue., Apr. 8 | 12:01 PM - Monday was the deadline for signing most of the bills passed during the 2014 legislative session, and McAuliffe has already signed several hundred into law
     > Briefs / Government / Politics /
    Democratic congressional candidate, Foust, lands in Loudoun
    Tue., Apr. 8 | 09:29 AM - A Fairfax County supervisor, Foust has hit the trail with force in early 2014 in hopes of establishing name-recognition in a district that hasn't voted in a Democrat since 1978.
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    Obama signs cancer research bill in memory of Gabriella Miller
    Mon., Apr. 7 | 10:11 AM - WASHINGTON (AP) -- A 10-year-old girl who died of brain cancer is leaving a legacy for other sick children in a new law signed by President Barack Obama.
     > Briefs / Government / Politics /
    Va. Senate holds budget hearings
    Thu., Apr. 3 | 10:32 AM - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Advocates for expanding Medicaid in Virginia revisited familiar arguments Tuesday at a lengthy public hearing over Gov. Terry McAuliffe's proposed budget.
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    Del. Greason to constituent: How ‘intellectually lazy’ are you?
    Tue., Apr. 1 | 12:14 PM - State Del. Tag Greason, a leading Republican lawmaker and budget negotiator, shot off a testy email to a disagreeable constituent March 28, calling the Leisure World parent community resident “the problem."
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    UPDATED: Judge rules in Delgaudio’s favor in Colorado mailer case
    Tue., Apr. 1 | 10:34 AM - Public Advocate of the United States, which is designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-gay hate group, funded flyers to voters of two Colorado state Senate races in 2012.
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