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Maryland's clash of the bag-tax proposals

On the surface, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett's proposal to institute a tax on single-use shopping bags sounds a whole lot like the one that we've grown so accustomed to inside the ol' D. of C. It's the same...

By Aaron Morrissey  | March 7, 2011; 5:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  HotTopic, Maryland, Montgomery County, environment  
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The Tea Party vs. smart growth

The Tea Party movement in Virginia has a new whipping boy: smart growth. One focus is Chesterfield County, the largest suburban area in the Richmond region, which has been beset with the woes of overbuilding and lax oversight for...

By Peter Galuszka  | March 7, 2011; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Prince William County, Va. Politics, Virginia, development, economy, education, energy, environment, guns, housing, police, real estate, schools, transportation  
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An "official" fish for Virginia

Dealing as they do with weighty matters, the Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday conferred the honor of "official saltwater fish" to the striped bass, otherwise known to Southerners as the "rockfish." In many ways, this is cause for...

By Peter Galuszka  | February 23, 2011; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Centreville students' real-life civics lesson

The bill passed by the Virginia Senate would make texting while driving a primary violation, so police officers could pull over anyone they see texting. This bill was introduced by Sen. George L. Barker (D-Fairfax) at the request of the...

By Terri Ritchey, Clifton  | February 17, 2011; 10:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Virginia, environment, transportation  
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Va. boat bill: More than just a tax cut for the rich?

Is it more a tax cut for rich yachtsmen or a jobs-booster for Virginia's marinas? Those are the questions behind a new bill filed by Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland), who wants to allow counties to cap personal property taxes...

By Peter Galuszka  | February 14, 2011; 4:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Is Webb's departure such a disaster for Democrats?

Jim Webb's long-awaited and unsurprising announcement that he will not seek reelection as U.S. senator from Virginia has the blogosphere buzzing about who's in, who's out and whose bench is simply too small. There seem to be a number...

By Peter Galuszka  | February 10, 2011; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Virginia's Tea Party needs to grow up, Peter Galuszka , February 9, 2011
What Pepco might learn from Vepco, Peter Galuszka , February 6, 2011
Lines drawn over McDonnell's transportation plan, Peter Galuszka , January 27, 2011
Rough waters for George Allen , Peter Galuszka , January 26, 2011
Push-back for Cuccinelli, Peter Galuszka , January 19, 2011
Will the real Bob McDonnell please stand up?, Peter Galuszka , January 12, 2011
The CDC's misleading look at D.C. water, Yanna Lambrinidou, Washington , December 22, 2010
The CDC's message on lead water lines, Christopher J. Portier, Atlanta , December 14, 2010
Hold Pepco accountable, Mary M. Cheh, Washington , December 12, 2010
Wind: A better deal than offshore natural gas, Nathan Lott, Richmond , December 10, 2010
Slow offshore drilling? Bravo, Obama, Peter Galuszka , December 9, 2010
Toll mania in Hampton Roads?, Peter Galuszka , December 8, 2010
A treasure of D.C.'s spring at risk at the arboretum, Jeanne Connelly and Felix Laughlin, Washington , December 4, 2010
How 'green' can a highway be?, Roger Burkhart, Gaithersburg , December 1, 2010
Tobacco corruption in Virginia, Peter Galuszka , November 24, 2010
Snap-trap ban puts pest companies in a bind, Gene Harrington, Fairfax , November 15, 2010
A business-friendlier Virginia, no matter the cost? , Peter Galuszka , November 15, 2010
The conflicted Virginia university, Peter Galuszka , November 10, 2010
McDonnell keeps flogging ABC sell-off, Peter Galuszka , November 5, 2010
One cheer for Virginia Republicans , Peter Galuszka , November 3, 2010
Solar D.C.'s newest power couple, washingtonpost.com editors , October 30, 2010
Eric Cantor's layers of defense, Peter Galuszka , October 26, 2010
Google's winds of change in Virginia, Peter Galuszka , October 13, 2010
Politics and science don't mix, washingtonpost.com editors , October 9, 2010
What's U-Va. trying to hide?, washingtonpost.com editors , October 8, 2010
Virginia's Tea Parties on top, Peter Galuszka , October 6, 2010
He's BAAAAACK!, Peter Galuszka , October 5, 2010
Taxing our way to cleaner waters?, washingtonpost.com editors , September 30, 2010
Obama's melancholy Richmond visit, Peter Galuszka , September 29, 2010
McDonnell's VDOT pots of gold, Peter Galuszka , September 24, 2010
Perriello: A breath of fresh air in a tough fight, Peter Galuszka , September 23, 2010
'Young Gun' Cantor -- Main Street Republican , Peter Galuszka , September 17, 2010
Privatization proves difficult in two Va. deals, Peter Galuszka , September 14, 2010
Is financing delaying a Va. coal-fired power plant?, Peter Galuszka , September 9, 2010
McDonnell drags his feet on the bay, Peter Galuszka , September 3, 2010
Our nation's capital of rats?, washingtonpost.com editors , September 2, 2010
Virginia's immigration Know-Nothings , Peter Galuszka , September 2, 2010
Northrop Grumman and the myth of privatization, Peter Galuszka , August 31, 2010
It's 1-1 for Cuccinelli, Peter Galuszk , August 30, 2010
Helping Pepco keep the lights on, washingtonpost.com editors , August 26, 2010
Health Care tops lobbyist spending in Richmond, Peter Galuszka , August 26, 2010
What are college heads doing on corporate boards?, Peter Galuszka , August 18, 2010
When it rains, storm stories flow, washingtonpost.com editors , August 13, 2010
Northern Virginia: New center of the hard right, Peter Galuszka , July 30, 2010
Doubt Obamacare? Take a drive to Wise County, Peter Galuszka , July 23, 2010
McDonnell stonewalls Chesapeake cleanup, Peter Galuszka , July 21, 2010
D.C. Council's due diligence on water safety, washingtonpost.com editors , July 15, 2010
Why is Virginia 'business friendly'?, Peter Galuszka , July 14, 2010
Reflections on the Md. water alert, washingtonpost.com editors , July 12, 2010
Oil spill has already reached Virginia, Paige Winfield Cunningham , July 7, 2010
Tree emergency!, Topher Mathews , July 7, 2010
How much will Cuccinelli's legal forays cost? , Peter Galuszka , July 6, 2010
This year in global warming, Dan Malouff , June 23, 2010
Richmond's rail dilemma, Peter Galuszka , June 22, 2010
BP spill affecting local seafood prices, Peter Galuszka , June 21, 2010
Perriello gets his challenger, Peter Galuszka , June 14, 2010
McDonnell wins with wind, Peter Galuszka , June 11, 2010
Who a BP boycott hits hardest, Peter Galuszka , June 10, 2010
A gulf-size crisis in the Chesapeake, washingtonpost.com editors , June 4, 2010
Common sense on streetcar wires, Dan Malouff , June 1, 2010
Coal plant splits rural Virginia town, Peter Galuszka , May 24, 2010
Demand is there for passenger rail, Peter Galuszka , May 20, 2010
Less trash would be the real treasure, washingtonpost.com editors , May 19, 2010
Massey Energy's in-your-face style, Peter Galuszka , May 18, 2010
Clean the Bay, yes, but use good science, Paige Winfield Cunningham , May 13, 2010
Climategate's real perpetrator, washingtonpost.com editors , May 6, 2010
The irony of Cuccinelli's investigation , washingtonpost.com editors , May 6, 2010
Where to look for waste and abuse in Virginia, washingtonpost.com editors , May 6, 2010
Cuccinelli's strange fishing trip, Peter Galuszka , May 6, 2010
Learn what you can do for our street trees, Topher Mathews , May 5, 2010
Saving trees on the Chesapeake's shores, washingtonpost.com editors , May 3, 2010
Good neighborhoods trump green tech, Washington Post editors , April 30, 2010
The D.C. bag tax in action, Vince Rinehart , April 2, 2010
Stuck with plastic bags, washingtonpost.com editors , March 23, 2010
Jerry Weast's garden lesson, washingtonpost.com editors , March 22, 2010
The 'war' on Chesapeake pollution, washingtonpost.com editors , March 22, 2010
The downside of drilling, washingtonpost.com editors , March 21, 2010
Good trees after bad, washingtonpost.com editors , January 29, 2010
The message in a beetle, washingtonpost.com editors , January 28, 2010
On D.C.'s bag tax: Seeing is believing, washingtonpost.com editors , January 15, 2010
Living the low-carbon life, washingtonpost.com editors , January 6, 2010
Congrats! The bag tax has changed my behavior., washingtonpost.com editors , January 6, 2010
Going Green: A Chain Reaction, washingtonpost.com editors , October 2, 2009
The Purple Line's Flawed Projections, Vince Rinehart , July 28, 2009
Time to Ditch the Plastic Bags, Vince Rinehart , July 17, 2009
The Virginia Governor's Race, Vince Rinehart , June 25, 2009
The Lifestyle Behind the Bay's Decline, Vince Rinehart , June 4, 2009
Stop Killing the Chesapeake's Mute Swans, Vince Rinehart , June 1, 2009
A Bay Full of Broken Promises, Gina Acosta , May 22, 2009
A PATH to Dirty Energy in Our Region, Marisa Katz , May 3, 2009
Wal-Mart vs. the Wilderness, Marisa Katz , May 3, 2009
 
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