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Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 03/23/2012

DeMorning Links: Happy Budget Day


Gray might even crack a smile today. (Marvin Joseph - WASHINGTON POST)
Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) can expect a respite from all the questions swirling around his 2010 campaign today, because it’s Budget Day. I will shortly begin tweeting from the morning briefing he’ll be giving D.C. Council members on his fiscal 2013 spending proposal. Don’t expect any major tax hikes. The D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute has a good guide to what happens next.

In other news:

”Shadow campaign” allegation “raises new issues for Mr. Gray (D): If he knew of such an operation, he was complicit; if he was clueless, he was negligent. Either way, the public is owed a better explanation ...” (Post editorial, WRC-TV, WTTG-TV, Loose Lips)

Yard-sign vendor tells feds he didn’t get full payment that Gray campaign listed in campaign finance report (WaTimes)

Deputy mayor woos Chinese investment in major city projects (Housing Complex)

Several other pieces of ordnance unearthed at former Navy Yard site (DCist)

John A. Payton, former top D.C. government attorney and giant of the city bar, dies at 65 (WUSA-TV)

Cop explains why wrong kid was arrested and charged with South Capitol Street shootings (Post)

Joe Lieberman, John Boehner asks Obama administration to support vouchers, again (D.C. Wire)

Eleanor Holmes Norton & Co. launch preemptive defense of needle exchange (Examiner)

It can be hard to convict candidates themselves on campaign finance violations (WaTimes)

Harry Jaffe likes Tom Brown in Ward 7 (Examiner)

GGW likes Jacque Patterson in Ward 8 (GGW)

Lawyers for alleged Barry Farm drug kingpins say evidence against them is thin (Post)

The story of Whitman-Walker’s success (Blade)

UMC board nominee with Chartered Health Plan ties is abandoned (WaTimes)

Chartered’s managed-care competition keeps losing money (WBJ)

This year’s Lincoln-Douglass dinner has hit a few snags (Examiner)

Downtown BID fees are going up (WBJ)

A preview of the Catholic U. and Gallaudet campus plans (Housing Complex)

Georgetown U. could be an obvious tenant for I-395 air rights project (WBJ)

More on Bikeshare’s homeless outreach (Examiner)

A “radical reshaping” for Georgetown Park mall (G’town Metropolitan)

Don Graham talks about the Washington Post Co.’s past, present and future (WAMU-FM)

Batting cage, “urban agriculture” planned for Southwest church grounds (WBJ)

Why one activist hates Wal-Mart but thinks Costco is OK (HuffPo)

Got some old D.C. punk rock footage? Help this dude out. (Post column)

”Tastemakers” Kojo Nnamdi, Prince of Petworth et al. tell you what to do (Going Out Guide)

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