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Don't live free:
New Hampshire's state House voted down a resolution
supporting DC statehood on a largely party-line vote. DC officials had hoped the call to freedom would resonate in the state. Florida is also considering the resolution. (DCist)
Hard to drive 55?:
2 Montgomery state senators want to raise the speed limit
on the ICC. One, Nancy King, says she's having a hard time driving only 55. (Post)
Bite your tongue:
A DCFEMS spokesman has been placed on administrative leave with pay
after asserting that criticisms of the department's leadership were racist. The comments were made on his personal social media accounts. (Washington Times)
Harry Thomas, Jr., has defaulted on his latest $50,000 payment
to reimburse DC for funds that he stole. It's unclear what the District can do about it, as his house is solely in his wife's name. (WTOP)
New plans for NoVa:
Development plans near the Potomac Yard metro station have been announced
. The project, called The Exchange, will be oriented around the unbuilt station and BRT line, but will begin construction by middle of this year. (DCMud)
Unaffordable affordable housing:
The DC Housing Protection Trust Fund is too short on funds
—hardly one-seventh the needed amount—to fill its mandate, leaving demand for affordable housing largely unmet. (City Paper)
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