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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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Top Stories With Washington Post Columnist Robert McCartney

Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey talks with Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney about Sulaimon Brown's accusations against Mayor Vincent Brown, the new bill to legalize gay marriage in Maryland, and the bill changing Price George's County Council's role in the development process.

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Maryland House Grapples With Education Cuts

In Annapolis, a House committee is considering ways to restore $58 million for K-12 education in Maryland. House leaders want to reverse budget cuts to education proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley.

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