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City State Archive: May 2011


  • What's up with that?

    WHAT'S UP WITH THAT? Published May 29 2011

  • Morning Roundup: May 26

    D.C. budget passes, Sulaimon must be served in person!, Draft plan for D.C. redistricting, U-Va. must hand over climate-change scientist's papers, gas-tax holidays in Md.?, MoCo fire union chief in trouble Published May 26 2011

  • Morning Roundup: May 25

    Gray's Wal-Mart ultimatum, Uncollected tax dollars?, DOJ to ask lawmakers about redistricting, D.C. budget vote, More bed bugs at hospital Published May 25 2011

  • Cheh memo outlines committee 'priorities'

    D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh's lightened the tone of what's been a fairly contentious budget process with the release late Tuesday of a memo outlining her committee "priorities" in advance of an initial vote Tuesday on the city spending plan. Published May 24 2011

  • Morning Roundup: May 24

    Troubled D.C. schools security contract, D.C. principal under investigation, father charged with killing daughter, 'Squids' plaguing highways, tip leads to arrest Published May 24 2011

  • Morning Roundup: May 23

    Gray meets with disgruntled supporters, Metro considers simplifying signs, Ehrlich discusses life after Maryland, YouTube video raises questions about Metro Transit Police, Good month for McDonnell, Brown takes on budget Published May 23 2011

  • What's up with that?

    WHAT'S UP WITH THAT? Published May 22 2011

  • Morning Roundup: May 19

    Developer in Johnson case appears to have given thousands in illegal campaign contributions; Warner, Webb say Va. concerns big reason for rejected offshore drilling plan; Kaine 'not sure' about his archives related to Soering; D.C. medical examiner loses accreditation; Dog attacks P.G. students on school bus; Md. requires French rail company applying for contract to disclose role in Holocaust; Va. restaurateur faces criminal 'spanking' charges today Published May 19 2011

  • Sen. Warner hosts Kaine fundraiser

    Several hundred supporters of Tim Kaine paid $150 to $1,000 each to mix and mingle at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria and cheer on former Gov. Tim Kaine in his U.S. Senate bid. Published May 18 2011

  • Morning Roundup: May 18

    Former Prince George's Co. exec Johnson pleads guilty to felony charges; D.C. Council gets court order for witnesses in Mayor Gray personnel probe; Va. groups ask for delay of new adoption regs; Cuccinelli hires dating columnist for press staff; Lawyer: D.C. police officer 'scapegoated' by Chief Lanier; O'Malley to sign controversial waste-to-energy bill; Schaefer's $2.4 million will touch many. Published May 18 2011

  • Morning Roundup: May 17

    D.C. Council votes today on court-ordered subpoenas in Gray probe; D.C. Council member urges scrapping 6 of mayor's 13 tax- or fee-increase proposals; Va.'s low unemployment triggers end to some jobless benefits; Defense cuts hitting private sector; O'Malley at potential odds with environmental supporters; Police: Driver in Olney wreck smelled like alcohol Published May 17 2011

  • Morning Roundup: May 16

    Kaine faces questions about decision on killer; Juvenile arrests up in D.C.; D.C. Council resumes budget debate; Driver in fatal Olney crash due in court; Former Alexandria police chief mulls council run; Audit: Va. state employee used computer for role-playing game; Md. lawmaker faces tea party pressure on debt-ceiling issue Published May 16 2011

  • What's up with that?

    D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's budget proposal includes a package of 13 tax increases. Published May 15 2011

  • Morning Roundup: May 12

    Survey: Allen, Kaine still tied; Kaine will accept PAC and lobbyist money; Document: D.C. mayoral appointee Whiting made roughly double what was first reported; D.C. mayor testifies on Hill today about city finances; Virginia Public Access Project keeps tabs on state-level races; Va. governor asks for delay of BRAC move to Mark Center. Published May 12 2011

  • O'Malley restores $1M in scholarships

    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley reversed field Wednesday and restored more than $1 million in scholarships whose elimination he proposed months earlier. Published May 11 2011

  • Morning Roundup: May 11

    Congress calls D.C. mayor to Hill over budget, finances; D.C. Mayor Gray to discuss truancy today; N.C. youth allegedly hijacked bus to shoot Washington officials; Maryland lawmakers consider increasing sales tax; Virginia appeals court hears opening arguments in attempt to overturn health care overhaul; New MoCo school chief to get $250,000 annually; Cuccinelli sends legislative maps to Justice Department. Published May 11 2011

  • Lorraine Green to take the Fifth?

    Council staff members say Lorraine A. Green is considering invoking her Fifth Amendment privilege at a D.C. Council hearing this week on Mayor Vincent C. Gray's hiring practices on the grounds that her testimony may incriminate her in a matter under review by the U.S. Attorney's Office. Published May 10 2011

  • Morning Roundup: May 10

    D.C. business leaders warn against tax increases; O'Malley to sign Dream Act; Hearings begin in Va. appeals court on health care overhaul; District police officer faces another, off-duty, gun-related charge; Paper: LaHood wants to settle Metrorail funding disputes; Suspension of high school laxers raises questions of zero tolerance run amok. Published May 10 2011

  • What's up with that?

    The Montgomery County Council has passed a 5-cent bag tax to take effect in January. Published May 8 2011

  • Sulaimon Brown challenges rule on mailing subpoena

    Sulaimon Brown, a key witness sought by a D.C. Council committee exploring Mayor Vincent C. Gray's hiring practices, is not happy with the method used to summon him to a hearing next Friday. Published May 6 2011