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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Marc Morgan
Mayor Vincent C. Gray and other city officials vowed Tuesday to banish congressional meddling in city affairs, capitalizing on the momentum for D.C. statehood that landed them in jail the night before.
But he also said city hall needs to rein in spending habits to avert the deficits that the District incurs every year.
Another Republican, environmentalist Marc Morgan, said he supports statehood and that some women's health services provided by Planned Parenthood are vital.