Maryland State Senator Robert Garagiola has proposed replacing one flat tax on the poor and middle class - the infamous Democratic tax on computer services - with an ultra-regressive gas tax. The limos keep going no matter what the cost of gas. For the average citizen, a new gas tax - given the high cost of gas - would be simply outrageous.
Coming to the University of Maryland at College Park: Bethesda Row! Mixed use development! And almost certainly another massive payback to Douglas M. Duncan's developer friends. As a graduate of the university, I know full well that amenities were lacking. But adding amenities does not require building a town center. Unless you're Doug Duncan.
Developer Land Grab Alert!! The Army Corps. of Engineers may have some legitimate concerns in declaring all of SW Washington, D.C. a flood plain. But how convenient that such a designation would require all residents of SW to purchase flood insurance, among other costs. Expect any approved, new cost-of-living increases to work to the advantage of developers and the powers-that-be who are working furiously to remake Washington into a wealthy enclave.