As bills go, this one’s got "slam-dunk" written all over it. With exactly one week remaining on the clock for budget negotiations to prevent a government shutdown, Republicans Jack Kingston of Georgia and Louie Gohmert of Texas laid it out.
The deadline is one week from today. Either Congress will have finalized and approved an agreement to keep the government funded and functional...or not,in which case, an immediate shutdown will freeze federal benefits and services.
Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey talked with Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney about the allegations against Mayor Vincent Gray's administration and Gov. Bob McDonnell's new practice of vetoing bills.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is proposing to raise income taxes on the city's highest earners. The mayor's budget plan offers a mix of spending cuts and tax hikes to balance the city's $322 million deficit.
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