A new tax, and it isn’t even budget season: Washington Business Journal’s Michael Neibauer reports that Mayor Vincent Gray is proposing another 5 percent of sales tax on movie theater concessions. The proceeds would be used “as an incentive for the first major motion picture theater to open east of the Anacostia River” and for other film production incentives. So that would bring your $7 bladder-buster soda to $7.35.
In other news:
Courtesy of Tommy Wells, a handy guide to pending ethics legislation (PDF)
Howard student dead in Mount Rainier shooting (Crime Scene)
Sekou Biddle could be soon announcing a repeat run against Vincent Orange (Loose Lips)
Frank Kameny died of heart disease (Blade)