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Business Leaders Prepare For Federal Shutdown

Local business leaders are meeting at the Greater Washington Board of Trade to go over the potential impact of a federal government shutdown.

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Maryland GOP Expected To Propose Additional Cuts

Maryland House Republicans will be outlining plans to make deeper spending cuts in the state budget Tuesday afternoon.

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Basic Needs Exceed Income For Many Virginians

Researchers from the University of Virginia say 24.2 percent of Virginians earn less than the amount needed to cover basic expenses.

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Baltimore Group Creates Local Currency

Shoppers in Baltimore, Md., will soon have another way to pay at local businesses.

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Supporters Optimistic Md. Alcohol Tax Will Be Raised

In Maryland, supporters of raising the state's alcohol tax 10 cents per drink are optimistic they will be successful this year in Annapolis.

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Council Member Calls For Investigation Of City-Leased Vehicles

Council Member Tommy Wells seeks a closer look at government-issued vehicles after reports unveiled that the D.C. Council chair was leased two luxury SUVs.

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Fairfax Proposal Would Jeopardize Teacher Pay Raises

County Executive Anthony Griffin is calling for another year without pay raises for county employees.

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Smaller Budget Shortfall, But More Tough Choices In Fairfax County

In Virginia Tuesday morning, Fairfax's county executive gave residents their first look at the county's proposed budget for the coming fiscal year.

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