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D.C. Mayor Defends 2013 Budget, Including Traffic Cameras

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray defended the inclusion of more traffic camera revenues in his 2013 budget Tuesday, saying he'd eventually like to see traffic cameras covering the entire city.

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Schools, Municipalities Fight Virginia Pension System Change

Local governments and school districts in Virginia are up in arms over a proposal to reorganize funding for the Virginia Retirement System.

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D.C. Mayor's Budget Plan Won't Raise Taxes

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray will outline his proposed budget for the coming year today, and it's not expected to raise residents' taxes.

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D.C. Mayor Calls For Campaign Finance Reform

Amid an ongoing investigation into his and other D.C. officials' campaign finances, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is calling for reforms to the way campaigns are funded.

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Maryland House Takes Up State Budget

The Maryland House will tackle the state's budget plan this week, and the debate over an income tax increase and other controversial proposals could spill over into the weekend.

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Betting on the Lottery

Americans spent $1.5 billion in the frenzy over last week’s Mega Millions lottery. When the dust cleared there were three winning tickets. Forty-three states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands participate in the...

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Virginia Senate Entrenched In Budget Standoff

The standoff over Virginia's budget shows no signs of breaking in the State Senate, although it appears progress is being made in the House.

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Backlash Over Eurozone Austerity Measures

The Dutch government falls and Spain slips back into recession. Fallout from German-imposed austerity measures and new concerns over eurozone economies

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'Robo-signing' And Deceptive Foreclosure Practices

The foreclosure crisis has led to a backlog of foreclosed properties nationwide, and five banks have been accused of using deceptive foreclosure tactics, including "robosigning" to move those processes along more quickly. Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler talked with Kojo Nnamdi about the abuses that took place, and how they affected Marylanders.

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Loudoun School Board Eliminates 70 Jobs In Next Year's Budget

Loudoun County Schools will eliminate 70 positions next year under a budget passed Tuesday night. The board also decided to delay implementation of full-day kindergarten for at least another year.

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