• Va. lawmakers crack jokes debating balloon bill

    WASHINGTON — A bill to boost fines for releasing too many balloons into the air in Virginia may have deflated on Friday, but the debate certainly didn’t. Sen. Jeff McWaters, R-Virginia Beach, said his opponents…

  • Va. Senate approves bill to limit license plate reader data

    WASHINGTON — A bill to limit how much data police collect from sources like license plate readers, and how long they can keep it, has just been approved by Virginia’s state Senate. The bill, sponsored…

  • Bill would ban schools from suspending, expelling some kids

    WASHINGTON — There’s a plan to ban kids from being suspended or expelled from publicly funded pre-kindergarten programs in D.C., and some think the ban should be extended to students of all ages. A bill…

  • Md. man cashes in on opportunity to help design new $100 bill

    He was in a position few Americans ever find themselves in — on a team tasked to design the new $100 bill. But Chevy Chase artist Barton
    Rubenstein could not have imagined all the considerations that went into creating
    the note.

  • Maryland delegate wants special judges for traffic offenses

    Tiffany Alston, a Prince George\’s delegate to Maryland\’s General Assembly, sponsored a bill calling for special masters in Maryland to judge non-jailable traffic offenses.

  • Proposed Va. bill would allow professors to carry guns

    With the goal of preventing the next Virginia Tech massacre, a delegate in Virginia is proposing full-time college professors be allowed to carry guns on campus.