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Power Breakfast: Seven Days And Counting To Prevent A Government Shutdown

From Capitol News Connection:

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.

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Top Stories With Washington Post Columnist Robert McCartney

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.

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Maryland Jockey Club Lobbies For State Loan

The Maryland Jockey Club says it can break even this year after posting heavy financial losses over the past three years, but only if it gets help from the state General Assembly.

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Mayor Vince Gray Proposes Tax Hikes In Budget

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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Redistricting Commission Unveils Map Suggestions

Next week lawmakers in Richmond will convene to redraw district boundaries in the Commonwealth. The governor's bipartisan commission is offering some recommendations to avoid gerrymandering.

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Governor's Amendment To Autism Bill Irks Advocates

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has proposed several amendments to a bill that would require insurance companies to cover autism-related treatments for young children.

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Power Breakfast: Congress Works To Preserve D.C.'s School Voucher Program

From Capitol News Connection: As Speaker of the House, Ohio Republican John Boehner has made the preservation of D.C.'s controversial school voucher program a top legislative priority. And he convinced a fellow Ohio Republican, Congressman Steven LaTourette, to get on board.