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Md. Liquor Tax Starts Funding School Projects

The Maryland Department of Public Works gave the go ahead yesterday for $18 million in projects for schools to be funded by revenues from several counties' new alcohol taxes. 

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Occupy DC Turned Away From Newseum

Occupy DC protester with sign reading 'The other 99 %, I don't have a lobbyist.'

More than 50 Occupy DC protesters tried to make their point at the Washington Ideas Forum Wednesday night, only to be rebuffed by event security. 

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Occupy DC Gathers In McPherson Square

Occupy DC protester with sign reading "Join us: the 99 percent."

Organizers of the Occupy Wall Street demonstration say the movement’s grassroots effort is designed to call attention to the greed and lack of ethics in corporate America. Now, the protests are spreading to cities across the country, including D.C.

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Prince William Residents Blame Robo-signing For Rash Of Foreclosures

For sale sign in front of foreclosed house

With more than 25 percent of homes in their neighborhood foreclosed on in the past couple of years, Prince William County residents are seeking an investigation by state authorities into the practice of 'robo-signing.'

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Cardin: Spending Cuts Must Address Jobs

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.)

The zero-growth job numbers released Friday have Democrats and Republicans scrambling to spur job growth -- and point the blame.

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Maryland's and Virginia's Bond Ratings Could Be Cut This Fall

The credit ratings of Virginia and Maryland could be tied to the congressional panel set up to reduce the deficit.

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Council Members Rake In Dollars As Wells Attempts Campaign Finance Reform

As the D.C. Council considers a proposal from Council member Tommy Wells to limit corporations and their owners from making multiple campaign donations, campaign finance records show council members continue to rake in cash through the practice.

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Maryland Keeps AAA Bond Rating

Maryland will keep its AAA bond rating from the ratings agency Moody's Investors Service, according to an Associated Press report.

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