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Mayor's Budget Faces Scrutiny From D.C. Residents

In the District, city residents got a chance Monday to weigh in on Mayor Vincent Gray's proposed budget. They made their feelings known during a marathon hearing at the D.C. Council.

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McDonnell Encourages Relationship Building In Virginia

Virginia's Gov. Bob McDonnell will be spending this week abroad in Asia to build business relationships.

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McDonnell Leaves On Trade Mission To Asia

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-Va.) and several senior administration officials are on the first leg of an 11-day Asian tour. The trip is aimed at job creation and economic development.

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Avg Gas Price Jumps to More than $4

Pump prices have climbed for more than 40 straight days, and in the District, the average cost for a gallon of gas is now $4.16. But many stations have fuel prices much higher than that.

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U.S. House to Vote on Offshore Drilling in Virginia

The U.S. House is scheduled to vote today on legislation that could open Virginia waters to offshore oil and gas exploration.

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Maryland Governor Pushes For Changes In The Gas Tax

Gov. Martin O'Malley is talking transportation Friday and challenging a panel to come up with new and better revenue plans that move away from taxing gas by the gallon.

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‘Briefcase Brigades’ Look To Lawmakers For Answers

Ian Maggard is a 24-year-old college student looking for answers. And he says he represents an entire generation of Americans under 30 questioning the growing unemployment rate among their peers that now tops 14 percent and looming budget cuts that might result in reducing federal grants for college students.

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