Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Cheap Gas Today 12:30-2:30

To further show his concern, Orange said he will pump bargain-basement $2-a-gallon gasoline today from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at a station at 3101 Rhode Island Ave. NW. He said the station owner has agreed to take the financial hit.
"Council Chairman Linda W. Cropp (D), who recently announced her mayoral bid, did not introduce legislation yesterday, but she managed to get into the battle.

Orange accused Cropp of playing political games when she used her power as chairman to block his original measure, an emergency bill that would have waived the gas tax for the last 10 days of September.

Those are the last 10 days of the fiscal year, and Orange said his proposal wouldn't have any fiscal impact because the city is expected to run a large budget surplus for the year.Cropp disagreed. 'It wasn't politics,' she said, explaining why she blocked the bill. 'It was bad budgeting.'"
Mayoral Hopefuls Spar Over Rising Gas Prices

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