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Redistricting Competition Maps Do 'Something That's Much Different'

While localities across the country redraw district lines after the latest census, 13 colleges in Virginia have been making their own attempts at redistricting in the Commonwealth.

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Power Breakfast: Constitutionality Of The U.S.'s Presence In Libya Questioned

From Capitol News Connection:

Congressman Dennis Kucinich plans to introduce an amendment that would block the use of federal dollars to pay for U.S. military operations in Libya.

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Scandals Take Toll On D.C.'s Top Officials

The latest Clarus Poll shows the public standing of Mayor Vincent Gray and City Council Chairman Kwame Brown has plummeted.

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O'Malley Offers Changes On Wind Power Bill

A wind power bill in Maryland would force utilities in the state to sign long-term contracts to buy a certain percentage of their power from wind farms, to be built off the shores of Ocean City. Gov. Martin O'Malley is offering an amendment to the bill that would cap the increase consumers would see on their monthly bills because of the contracts at $2.

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No Vote Yet On Pepco Reliability Bill In Maryland

In Maryland, a vote has yet to be scheduled on a bill that would implement reliability standards on utilities statewide.

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New Tax Laws Aim To Support Virginia Businesses

Some businesses in Virginia may get some relief from a local licensing tax under two new bills signed into law. The changes could help business struggling to stay afloat.

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Cheh Wants Subpoena Powers In Probe Of Gray Hiring Practices

D.C. Council Member Mary Cheh says she wants subpoena powers as she probes the hiring practices of the Gray administration.