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Moran argued that lawmakers, many of them dividing time between residences in their home districts and in the Washington area, need more than $174,000 a year. But the veteran congressman knew the proposal would be controversial.
Virginia has slipped from the top 10 and Maryland is ranked 34th out of the 50 states for economic growth prospects this year, according to economists who rank states based on standards including low taxes and less regulation.
Despite facing a budget shortfall, the Fairfax County Board of Education could boost spending on early childhood education next year.
Last year, a human rights organization sharply criticized D.C. police for what it called callous treatment of sexual assault cases. But now, the it has changed its tune offering high praise for a package of reforms passed by the D.C. Council.
The legislative deal to please the producers of the Netflix show "House of Cards" may have collapsed but a key Maryland lawmaker remains confident the show will remain in Maryland to shoot its third season.
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Federal prosecutors appealed a judge's order that would release from jail Georgetown University student Daniel Milzman, who is accused of making ricin toxin in his dorm room.
A judge ordered the 19-year-old accused of making a deadly ricin toxin be released to home confinement for immediate admittance to a psychiatric hospital on Tuesday, then agreed to stay the ruling for 24 hours upon prosecutors' request.
A Georgetown University student was charged with producing the deadly toxin ricin in his dorm room.
WTOP's Dick Uliano reports.
Tons of road salt were spread on the region's roadways to melt snow and ice this winter and all that salt will end up in the rivers and streams that make up the Chesapeake Bay watershed and scientists are concerned abou the harm to the watershed.
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