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DeEvening Links: Pay more for popcorn

Would you pay more for your popcorn to subsidize an east-of-the-river theater? (Mario Tama/for The Washington Post)

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)

College Park United? (Soccer Insider, DCist)

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)

Mike DeBonis covers Congress and national politics for The Washington Post. He previously covered D.C. politics and government from 2007 to 2015.


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