Cabin John Shopping Center Sold; Legislative Analyst Disputes Governor on Transportation Law

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Cabin John Shopping Center sells for $165 million

The Carl M. Freeman Cos. sold the 214,000-square-foot retail and office center in Potomac to the retail developer Edens. The center is anchored by a Giant grocery store and home to restaurants such as Lahinch Bar and Grill and McDonald’s. The Freeman Cos. owned the property for nearly 50 years before selling it. [Washington Business Journal

General Assembly analyst disputes Hogan on transportation scoring law

The legislature’s chief analyst, Warren G. Deschenaux, wrote in a letter to Democratic lawmakers that the state’s Department of Transportation would maintain the authority to override the scoring system and fund projects it favors under a controversial law governing funding for transportation projects, despite Gov. Larry Hogan saying the law would lead to the cancelation of 66 transportation projects statewide. Deschenaux also wrote that 31 of those projects haven’t been funded in the governor’s six-year transportation funding program. [Baltimore Sun]

Blogger wonders whether Ficker committed election or tax fraud

Local political blogger and American University professor David Lublin wrote that perennial local political candidate Robin Ficker may have committed election or tax fraud by using his parents’ Silver Spring address to run for the County Council’s District 4 seat in 2009. [Seventh State]

Mild day expected

The National Weather Service predicts a partly sunny high near 47 degrees with a nighttime low dropping to 30 degrees.

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