Local Policy Headlines

For years, officials in wealthy, liberal Montgomery County have avoided difficult decisions on scaling back pensions and health-care benefits for retirees. Now, the long-term shortfall is $4.8 billion.
Maryland budget fights will focus on benefits for state workers, tax increases (Post, March 20, 2011; 11:32 AM)
In Prince George's, $50 million fund proposed to spur jobs, development (Post, March 19, 2011; 3:38 PM)
For O'Malley and friend, interests align in offshore wind bill (Post, March 17, 2011; 9:47 AM)
Rushern Baker seeks Prince George's development fund for economic boost (Post, March 15, 2011; 8:02 PM)
Baker wants economic development fund (Post, March 15, 2011)
Va. still doling out tax breaks (Post, March 13, 2011)
In shaky economic times, Virginia doling out tax breaks (Post, March 12, 2011; 9:58 PM)
Shaping the City: Smart growth bill capitalizes on Maryland transit (Post, March 12, 2011)
Smart growth bill capitalizes on Maryland transit (By Roger K. Lewis, March 11, 2011; 3:40 PM)
Big push for wind power (Post, March 3, 2011)
Questions of costs, jobs and influence surround O'Malley's offshore wind proposal (Post, March 2, 2011; 11:25 PM)
Business leaders and jurisdictions worry about a federal shutdown (Post, February 28, 2011)
Use of red-light cameras in Washington area increases (Post, February 23, 2011; 1:18 PM)
At Md. legislature's midpoint, potential for new taxes, environmental laws and social change is wide open (Post, February 21, 2011; 3:58 AM)
Full plate for Md.'s legislature (Post, February 21, 2011)
O'Malley jobs idea draws skepticism (Post, February 17, 2011)
O'Malley venture capital plan draws skepticism from legislators (Post, February 16, 2011; 10:07 PM)
Pr. George's Johnson is charged with taking bribes (Post, February 15, 2011)
Former Pr. George's executive Johnson charged with taking bribes (Post, February 14, 2011; 10:58 PM)
Pr. George's Jack Johnson indicted on corruption charges (washingtonpost.com, February 14, 2011; 4:06 PM)
Pepco shareholders faring better than customers (Post, February 13, 2011; 12:11 AM)
Bright days for Pepco's investors (Post, February 13, 2011)
Resources clash in western Md. (Post, February 7, 2011)
Wine parcels find way to Md. as end to ban weighed (Post, February 7, 2011)
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