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Dec 20, 2021

D.C. attorney general withdraws from Department of Corrections defense

Today is Monday, the 75th anniversary of the debut of the motion picture “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Here are some more news items. — District of Columbia’s attorney general withdraws from defending city’s Department of Corrections. — Wyoming has become a tax haven, with the  help of a little legal creativity. — Former Farmers Insurance […]

Mar 12, 2018

Va. lawmakers approve $154 million for Metrorail; Eyes on Md., DC

The Virginia General Assembly agreed Saturday to give Metro $154 million a year in permanent, new funding, on the condition that Maryland and the District of Columbia make somewhat larger contributions to provide the transit system with a total of up to $500 million more annually. The action in Richmond, Virginia, marked what appeared to […]

Dec 6, 2017

Virginia governor asks D.C., Maryland for Metro help

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D, said Tuesday his state has done its part for Metro by urging board reforms and pledging to provide dedicated funding, and he called on Maryland and the District to join the effort.

Jul 24, 2014

Congressman: Give D.C. to Maryland

(AP) A House Republican who chairs a subcommittee overseeing the District of Columbia is suggesting giving most of the District back to Maryland and “possibly” getting rid of the local government. Rep. John Mica of Florida made the comments to WTTG-TV after Wednesday’s ceremonial groundbreaking with Donald Trump for a luxury hotel downtown. Asked about […]

Jul 16, 2014

Amendment would undo D.C.’s gun-control laws

The House has approved a spending bill with an amendment attached that would undo the District of Columbia's longstanding gun-control laws.

Mar 7, 2013

Md. lawmaker to discuss medical marijuana measure

ANNAPOLIS — Delegate Cheryl Glenn wants Maryland to become the 19th state, including the District of Columbia, to provide a system for regulated medical marijuana use. The Baltimore City Democrat will hold a news conference Thursday to discuss a bill that would allow the state to regulate the distribution of medical marijuana through compassion centers […]

Feb 18, 2013

Report: Md., Va., most vulnerable in budget fight

ANNAPOLIS — A Wells Fargo report says Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia are the most vulnerable to looming and widespread federal budget cuts. The report released Monday examines states that would feel the most pain from $85 billion in cuts that are set to automatically start taking effect March 1 without a bipartisan […]

Jul 30, 2012

ACLU wants to know how license plate data is used

ANNAPOLIS — The American Civil Liberties Union is asking police agencies nationwide for details on how they store data captured by automatic license plate readers, which authorities say help fight crime and terrorism and are not used to stockpile information on all drivers. A top concern, the ACLU says, is how long the location and movements […]

Jul 29, 2012

McKesson to pay $151M to settle drug-pricing suit

SAN FRANCISCO — McKesson Corp. will pay $151 million to 29 states and the District of Columbia to settle a lawsuit alleging the company inflated prices of hundreds of prescription drugs, causing state Medicaid programs to overpay millions of dollars in reimbursements, officials said Friday. The agreement with San Francisco-based McKesson, one of the country’s […]

Jul 11, 2012

Bills in D.C. seek underground power lines

WASHINGTON — Pepco would be required to bury more power lines in the District of Columbia under legislation proposed by members of the D.C. Council. Advocates say putting the lines underground would remove them from the path of severe weather and could therefore help reduce power outages. Pepco has said it’s willing to discuss the […]

Jul 6, 2012

Virginia exceeding bay cleanup milestones

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia is far exceeding milestones to reduce wastewater pollution into the Chesapeake Bay, clearly showing the restoration of the bay can be achieved, according to the McDonnell administration. Gov. Bob McDonnell said the state achieved significant reductions in nitrogen and phosphorus in wastewater ahead of two-year milestones intended to measure the progress […]

Jun 8, 2012

AAA: D.C. traffic cameras revenue increasing

WASHINGTON — AAA Mid-Atlantic says the District of Columbia’s use of speed and red-light cameras brought in a record $55 million in fiscal 2011 and could generate even more revenue this year. The auto club said Thursday that the city has already issued about $40 million in automated enforcement tickets this fiscal year, which began […]

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