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Maryland Politics: June 8, 2008 - June 14, 2008

MoCo Planners Reject High-Rise

The Montgomery County Planning Board late tonight unanimously rejected a developer's proposal to add a 16-story office tower to the Bethesda Metro center, saying that it didn't fit in with longstanding county plans for the area and would crowd its...

By Anne Bartlett  |  June 12, 2008; 10:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Smart Growth in Bethesda?

Arguments will be heard today on whether or not to build a 16-story office building in downtown Bethesda. Supporters say the building is a shining example of "smart growth," however, opponents are demanding a deeper review. Both sides agree on...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  June 12, 2008; 12:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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New MoCo Planner: Think Smaller -- in Housing

The scene at the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce's annual real estate breakfast might be a portent of things to come for the building industry. On the one hand, real estate agent Jane Fairweather gave a gloom-and-doom report on...

By Anne Bartlett  |  June 12, 2008; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Hillmead Pleased With Council Decision

The Montgomery County Council's decision yesterday not to house a homeless family in a sprawling house in the Hillmead neighborhood of Bethesda has left a lot of hard feelings in its wake, with opponents and supporters trading insults. But in...

By Miranda Spivack  |  June 11, 2008; 6:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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MoCo Fears Loss of Jobs to Pr.Geo.'s

Montgomery County Council members tried to draft Sen. Ben Cardin (D) yesterday to wade into a potential bi-county dispute over federal jobs. During a luncheon chat with Cardin, council members said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer is pressing to move...

By Ann Marimow  |  June 10, 2008; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Prince Georgians Get on Board for Obama

Prominent Prince Georgians who supported Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) in her campaign for the presidency are now following her lead and announcing their support for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Il.) Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D), a former delegate who lives in...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  June 9, 2008; 4:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Prince George's County Budget Game

The fiscal 2009 budget passed this year by the Prince George's County Council closes a projected $297 million shortfall with a combination of tax and fee increases and spending cuts. Think you could do better balancing the budget? Try our...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  June 9, 2008; 1:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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