Here are a few of the top local stories to start your day:

Metrobus mishaps. This video shows a traffic incident caught by a Metrobus dashboard camera.

State legislative sessions. Republicans claim the last part of Virginia state government they didn’t control, while talk of a higher sales tax upsets the Maryland legislature.

Maryland home invasions linked. A housekeeper was bound and sexually assaulted, and a mother and her teenage son were tied up during a home invasion in Bethesda early Wednesday. Police say the same suspect was involved in a Wheaton home invasion a day earlier.

Coming up on PostLocal today: The latest from the Maryland and Virginia legislative sessions, details from the Capital Weather Gang on when to expect temperatures to drop, and a report on this year’s D.C. Tattoo Arts Expo.

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Photos from the Va. State Assembly:

: On the agenda: job creation, road improvements and raising academic standards.