Breakfast links: Taxes get plaudits
Bag tax doesn't harm DC business: A new survey shows that more than half of business owners in DC reported no change in their business since the 5 cent bag tax started, while nearly another quarter have observed positive effects. (Post)
Tax hikes on table in MD: 6 Democratic Maryland state senators want to raise the state gas and cigarette taxes. Prince George's James Rosapepe says gas tax hikes need to be directed toward road and transit maintenance. (WUSA)
Georgetowners want "sanctions" against students: Georgetown's ANC proposed strict limits on off-campus students be added to the school's 10-year plan, including new enrollment caps lower than the current enrollment and a moratorium on property acquisition. (Housing Complex)
Gray backs Rhee's firings: Vince Gray has asked his Attorney General to appeal an arbitrator ruling that would require the reinstatement of 75 teachers fired under former Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee. (WAMU)
City vehicle leases get scrutiny: City Administrator Allen Lew, who drives a 2011 Tahoe, has asked for all vehicle lease and purchase agreements in the city government, while DC's Attorney General said that both of Kwame Brown's Navigators would be returned. No one asks why all these city officials need oversized SUVs. (WUSA)
Two options for Union Station entrance: Metro wants to expand the north entrance at Union Station to accommodate recent and anticipated traffic growth. Though it identified a full-build option in the summer, now it's also considering a partial build option depending on funding available. (PlanItMetro)
Sea level rise worst in Chesapeake: The Chesapeake Bay has the fastest rate of sea level rise on the East Coast, compounded by a combination of sinking land masses and rising water levels due to global warming. (WAMU)
And...: A man manages to fend off phone thieves on the Metro, and I stress that Metro should align anti-terrorism and public safety efforts. (WUSA) ... Have you ever noticed Europe in Dupont Circle? (Borderstan) ... George Mason students use software to experiment with Congressional redistricting schemes. (WAMU)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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