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  • Provision to remove Va. from Potomac River commission axed

    A provision that would withdraw Virginia from a long-standing, multistate compact devoted to cleaning and maintaining the Potomac River has been stripped from a bill working its way through the House of Delegates.

  • **FILE** Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (Associated Press)

    McDonnell's funds cut for Potomac panel challenged

    A Virginia appointee to a multistate commission charged with cleaning and maintaining the Potomac River has released a scathing letter refuting the McDonnell administration's justification for cutting funds to the 71-year-old compact.

  • Gov. Bob McDonnell Kayakers Steve Graybill and his wife, Helene Scalliet, of Silver Spring prepare to take on the waters of the Potomac River despite Monday's wind a winter chill. Virginia is part of a regional compact to maintain the river, but Gov. Bob McDonnell has cut the state's $151,500 dues from his two-year budget proposal. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Virginia budget omits funds for Potomac River

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's two-year, $85 billion budget blueprint does not include thousands in dues to a long-standing, multistate compact to clean and maintain the Potomac River, a move drawing fire from critics who say the relatively small outlay provides a substantial return for the commonwealth.

  • **FILE** Gov. Bob McDonnell (Associated Press)

    McDonnell's cost-cutting ax could hit Potomac River fund

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is pressing ahead with a cost-cutting measure by proposing that the state save thousands by eliminating its dues to a 71-year-old, multistate compact to clean up the Potomac River. But the plan has drawn criticism from some who say the amount is a small investment in a major resource.

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