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D.C. lawmakers try a different approach for obtaining more control of their budget. Maryland's governor backs a new surcharge for electric service. And the region's airports authority welcomes new faces. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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D.C. Council member Jack Evans said the city is in final negotiations on a new D.C. United soccer stadium. He said the stadium's planned location across from Nationals Park on South Capitol Street, SW, is the "perfect area." Evans added that the soccer team would pay to build the stadium while the city provided the infrastructure.

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