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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Analysis: Fallout From GSA's 'Out-Of-Control' Vegas Conference

GovExec Editor Tom Shoop talks about the fallout from accusations of improper spending by the General Services Administration 

Primary Voters Head To Polls In Maryland

Voters head to the polls in D.C. and Maryland today, and Maryland voters in the 6th Congressional district have a particularly large pool to choose from for their representative.

Complaints Of Aggressive Bus Driving, Broken Escalators Plague Metro

Metro customers complain of broken escalators, aggressive driving on buses, during a conversation with Metro GM Richard Sarles.

Embattled D.C. Political Donor Receives Millions In City Contracts

Jeffrey Thompson has not only given hundreds of thousands in campaign donations to the D.C. government; his businesses also gotten hundreds of millions in contracts from the D.C. government over the past decade.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Officials Call For Stronger Penalties For Maryland Cigarette Smugglers

According to Maryland officials, the state loses nearly half a million dollars in tax revenue every year from cigarettes illegally smuggled into Maryland to circumvent the state's high tax on tobacco products.

Three Sites Considered For Potomac Yard Metro

A new Metro stop on the Blue and Yellow lines is being planned for Potomac Yards, but city leaders in Alexandria have to weigh a variety of factors in order to pick from three sites.

Maryland GOP Primary May Have National Implications

Republican voters in Maryland will get to vote in the primary on Tuesday, and unlike in many other contests in year's passed, as the sparring of a divided field could garner national attention.

Wind Power Advocates Rally In Annapolis

With the Maryland offshore wind power bill moving on to the State Senate, supporters are taking to the state capital to show their support for the clean power.

Analysis: Bill Clinton, Martin O'Malley Record Robocalls; Maryland And D.C. Primaries Tuesday

As Maryland and D.C. voters prepare to head to the polls for Tuesday's primaries, Gov. Martin O'Malley and former President Bill Clinton are supporting candidates through robocalls.

Coverage Of The D.C. Primary Races

Five D.C. Council seats are on the ballot for the April 3 primary in the District. 

Five Dead After Prince George's County Shootings

Five people are dead after a string of shootings in Prince George's County over the weekend.

Clinton University Volunteers Rehab D.C. Houses

Several Northeast D.C. residents got a home makeover, and a visit from former President Bill Clinton, over the weekend.

Newt Gingrich Campaigns In Maryland

Newt Gingrich campaigns in Maryland today, despite polling that shows he is only expected to get 12 percent of the state's GOP vote.

D.C. Voters May Stay Away From Primary After Year Of Scandals

D.C. voters have had their fill of scandals with the D.C. government this year; whether that will affect their desire to vote in tomorrow's D.C. primary remains to be seen. 

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, April 2

Don't forget to appreciate yourself some jazz this month.