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Maryland Proposes Alcohol Sales Tax

Maryland senators are debating whether to add a sales tax for beer, wine and liquor, similar to the one D.C. levies.

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Jim Webb Plays Future Card Close To Vest

Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) says he's not leaving the political arena when he retires after one term in the U.S. Senate next year.

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D.C. Attorney General To Sue Online Travel Companies

The District is suing four of the largest online travel companies, claiming the vendors aren't paying their fair share of hotel occupancy taxes.

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Cost Concerns May Delay Maryland Wind Legislation

In Maryland, Gov. Martin O'Malley's plan to make state utilities buy offshore wind energy may have to wait a year. The chairman of the state's Senate Finance Commitee says concerns about costs have prompted talk of delay.

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Power Breakfast: Federal Funding For Elder Abuse Prevention

From Capitol News Connection:

Earlier this month, the Special Committee on Aging heard testimony from actor Mickey Rooney about becoming a victim of elder abuse. Washington is in no mood to increase funding for social programs, but this cause may be the exception.

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Gray Does Not 'Envision' Tax Increase In Upcoming Budget

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is getting ready to submit his spending plan to the city council. The mayor appears unlikely to call for a tax hike.

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D.C. Council Scrutinizes 'Fully-Loaded' SUVs

Lawmakers in the District continue to scrutinize how the city leases vehicles for government use.

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