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D.C. Redistricting Plan Proceeds, Despite Contentious Hearing

Once every decade, jurisdictions are required to redraw their political boundaries based on the latest census figures. Not surprisingly, the process can sometimes get messy, and the District is no exception.

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Daily Briefing's David Hawkings: GOP Sticks To Budget Plans, For Now

Republicans hold tight to budget and health care plans, despite losing the special election in New York, says David Hawkings, editor of CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing. Hawkings also tells Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey that the Senate is symbolically staying in session next week.

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Redistricting Riles D.C. Residents, Council Members

The District's plan to redraw its ward boundaries is moving forward after a subcommittee meeting on the topic Thursday. As Council member Jack Evans noted at the beginning of the meeting, redistricting is the one issue that gets people the maddest.

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D.C. Council Votes Against Income Tax Hike

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's plan to raise the income tax on households earning $200,000 or more fell short Wednesday at the council, which passed the city's budget for the 2012 fiscal year.

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Proposed D.C. Tax Hike Loses Momentum Ahead Of Budget Vote

In the District, a last-minute push to convince D.C. Council members to pass an income tax hike appears to have failed. The council takes its first vote on the city's spending plan Wednesday morning.

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Religious Leaders Rally For LGBT Equality

Almost 300 religious leaders rallied on Capitol Hill Tuesday as part of a lobbying effort to pass laws promoting equality for gays. The clergy came from all over the country, including the metro D.C. area.

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