Breakfast links: Will it happen in Virginia?
Gas tax likely will stay: Bob McDonnell is willing to compromise on transportation funding, likely to a package that does not eliminate the gas tax. (Post) ... GOP candidates for Virginia statewide offices don't like McDonnell's plan either. (Examiner)
Not a local income tax: Northern Virginia officials are less enthusiastic about a measure to let jurisdictions individually raise income taxes to fund transportation, saying the funding needs to be statewide and regional, not just local. (Examiner)
FBI is for Franconia Building Imminent?: Fairfax is pushing for the FBI to go near Franconia-Springfield, where several large landowners are interested. Will Prince George's get its act together enough to seriously compete? (Post)
Ft. Myer gate closed at night: Cyclists who ride through Fort Myer's Wright Gate won't be able to in the evening after 6 pm any more. They previously could until 11, but budget cuts reduced available personnel to guard the gates. (ARLnow)
HOA goes off cliff over Obama sign: A Fairfax County homeowners' association is now bankrupt and might have to sell its central town square after spending $400,000 to fight a property owner who put up an Obama lawn sign in 2008. (Post)
Tech will come before mixed-use at St. E's: DC will hold off looking for a developer for a town center in St. Elizabeths East until they first look for a university and tech company (possibly Microsoft) to anchor a hoped-for tech campus. (WBJ)
Corporations paying their due: Another factor in DC's surplus? It better enforced existing laws against corporate tax shelters. (DCFPI)
And...: Terry Lynch might join Brianne Nadeau in running to unseat Jim Graham. (DCist) ... More journalists and the Post ombudsman want to eschew the Landover NFL team's racist name. (DCist, Post) ... Environmentalists don't want an incinerator in DC. (WAMU)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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