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City State Archive: January 2012


  • Va. House, Senate pass ban on mandatory labor pacts for construction projects

    Va. Assembly approves ban on mandatory labor agreements for state-funded projects Published January 31 2012

  • Morning Roundup: Jan. 31

    Developer considers financing Gray recall effort; Renewed gay-marriage debate begins in Annapolis; Jack Johnson yet to enter prison; Evans schedules meeting on D.C. online gambling; Cuccinelli announced rat-relocation summit; Victims identified in police chase; Gary wants probe of ill-fated housing deal. Published January 31 2012

  • McDonnell trips, gifts totaled nearly $100,000 in 2011

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell reported nearly $100,000 in travel and gifts last year, according to newly-released financial disclosure documents. Published January 30 2012

  • O'Malley favors sales tax on gas

    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said Monday that he favors tacking a sales tax onto gasoline purchases rather than a long-discussed proposal to raise the state's excise gas tax. Published January 30 2012

  • Morning Roundup: Jan. 30

    Deadline hits for no overnight camping in Occupy D.C. sites; Virginia GOP flexing muscle; Another (costly) setback in Gray's statehood effort; 'Emily Gets Her Gun' writer to testify at council hearing; D.C. Council to consider taxicab reform bill; Passengers killed in D.C. police pursuit; D.C. online gambling odds get longer; Opponents of gay marriage rally in Annapolis. Published January 30 2012

  • What's up with that?

    The National Park Service said it will start enforcing the "no camping" rule Monday at McPherson Square, where more than 100 Occupy D.C. protesters have set up tents. What's up with that? Published January 29 2012

  • Morning Roundup: Jan. 26

    Concerns mount about D.C. limiting medical pot; Virginia takes aim at the tax code; Maryland GOP slams O'Malley on taxes; O'Malley-Bloomberg to meet, discuss gay marriage issue; Virginia Assembly considers gun law repeals; Maryland lawmaker wants a quick ouster of convicted elected officials; Sentencing Friday in Lululemon murder; Alleged Pentagon shooter expected in court to accept plea deal. Published January 26 2012

  • Morning Roundup: Jan. 25

    Feds to enforce overnight-camping ban at Occupy D.C.; Virginia considers drug testing for welfare recipients; Fire Chief Ellerbe feels the heat; Va. judge allows redistricting suit to continue; O'Malley seeks minority support for gay marriage; Federal law might halt nationalizing D.C. war memorial; Metro workers disciplined for 10-car train; D.C. cracks down on illegal taxi company. Published January 25 2012

  • Kaine bests Allen in fourth-quarter fundraising

    Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine raised $1.65 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, giving him $3.3 million cash on hand to start the new year in his bid for the U.S. Senate seat now held by retiring Democratic Sen. Jim Webb. Published January 24 2012

  • Morning Roundup: Jan. 24

    D.C. youths in killings were in city's justice system; Congress considers nationalizing D.C. veterans memorial; Chief Lanier, NPS director testify today on Hill about Occupy D.C.; Miller says 5-cent gas hike too small; D.C. rivers part of State of the Union security zone; Ehrlich campaign cash paid for Schurick's defense; Trial under way for Prince George's officer in missing-guns case. Published January 24 2012

  • McDonnell announces first bulls-to-Russia export

    Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Monday that the commonwealth has expanded its exporting repertoire to include Virginia Holstein bulls, which were recently shipped off to Russia — the first ever direct export of that product to the country. Published January 23 2012

  • Teachers' groups push back against GOP education proposals

    On Monday's "Lobby Day" for the Virginia Education Association and the Virginia PTA, members of the House Republican caucus managed to "pre-but" an afternoon rally by the groups, touting some of their own education proposals this morning that have been roundly denounced by teachers' groups. Published January 23 2012

  • Kaine, Allen: Rubber stamps?

    Tim Kaine will be a rubber stamp for President Obama, George Allen will be a rubber stamp for oil companies — or so the charges of the opposing camps for the two U.S. Senate candidates in Virginia would have voters believe. Published January 23 2012

  • Morning Roundup: Jan. 23

    McDonnell leads way in restoring ex-cons' rights; Smithsonian: Metal detector not always on; New radio station to rival WTOP; Lawmaker wants pot sold in Virginia liquor stores; Congressional redistricting map in Va. still faces legal hurdles; Family drops suit in Petworth murder; O'Malley expected to introduce gay-marriage bill today. Published January 23 2012

  • What's up with that?

    Metro is considering an unlimited monthly pass, similar to New York City's version, as an incentive to keep up ridership amid talks of boosting fares to balance its budget. What's up with that? Published January 22 2012

  • Morning Roundup: Jan. 19

    Billionaire gives $7.5M to repair Washington Monument; O'Malley budget would increase tax payments for top 20 percent of Maryland wage earners; Dance halls still a problem in Prince George's; Column: Barry in political 'survival mode'; Authority considering no Metro stop at Dulles; D.C. Republican Committee leader resigns; Woman used children to rob elderly victim; Churchill research center coming to George Washington University; D.C. police sergeant arrested in bar assault. Published January 19 2012

  • Coalition pushed for consumer reps on health exchange board

    A new coalition aimed at promoting better consumer choices for Virginians in the health care arena are advocating that a consumer-driven health benefit exchange be set up in the state. Published January 18 2012

  • Morning Roundup, Jan. 18

    Bill would add Virginia to health-care opponents; Another guilty plea in D.C. corruption case; Issa calls hearing on Occupy D.C.; O'Malley budget includes tax hikes; D.C. Council reaches deal on medical marijuana; GOP withdrawals 'loyalty oath'; Metro police sued on free speech; Occupy protesters toss apparent smoke bomb onto White House lawn. Published January 18 2012

  • Defiant Dems propose tax hikes

    If tax increases are off the table in the Republican-led Virginia General Assembly this year, someone needs to tell Northern Virginia delegates Patrick Hope and Vivian Watts. Published January 17 2012

  • Bolling edges Cuccinelli in '11 fundraising

    It's Bill Bolling by a hair over Ken Cuccinelli — at least in terms of 2011 fundraising. Published January 17 2012