Lunch links: Legislators taking action
Rosapape supports marriage equality: Maryland state senator Jim Rosapepe (College Park, Laurel) has declared his support for the same-sex marriage bill in the Maryland legislature, giving it the final vote it needs for passage. (Baltimore Sun)
Protestors visit Boehner: Voting rights protesters woke up John Boehner at his Capitol Hill basement apartment. A DC worker picked up trash despite Boehner's efforts to gut DC's budget. Then he took an SUV for the short chauffered ride to the Capitol. (DCist)
Drinking? Sarles doesn't want you: WMATA CEO Richard Sarles says riders "should not be drunk." DCist says this "not only comes off as incredibly preachy, but ... downright ignorant of how the Metro system helps a large number of people get home safely."
Ticer retiring: Virginia state senator Patsy Ticer (Alexandria) is retiring. The Va. Bicycling Federation calls her "a real friend of the bicyclists and ... conservation." (Examiner)
Evans pushes smoking: Days before aide Jeff Coudriet died of cancer, Jack Evans introduced a bill to let hotels hold cigar-smoking events once a year in exchange for a $2,500 fee. Bob Summersgill calls it "no way to honor Jeff." (GLAA Forum via DeBonis)
Iraq wants compensation for security walls: Sorry, Baghdad. The government builds giant ugly walls here, too, and doesn't compensate us at all. (Post)
PAYD bill becomes PAYD anti-disclosure bill: A Washington State Senate committee has transformed a bill that would require insurance companies to offer a pay-as-you-drive plan as an option into one exempting those that do from public disclosure. (PublicCola via Streetsblog)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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