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Morning Read: O'Malley Moonlights as Actor

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    * Apparently, Gov. Martin O' Malley moonlights as an actor.

    A Baltimore Sun review of financial documents reveal that the governor is a member of the Screen Actors Guild. The governor played a small extra-like role as a mayor in the film Ladder 49 back in 2004.

    According to the Sun, it was necessary for him to disclose his SAG membership because the guild, along with Walt Disney Pictures, did business with the state Department of Business and Economic Development in 2011.

    O'Malley filed these disclosure forms on April 27.

    * Virginia lawmakers are considering introducing legislation next year to make school year round.

    According to The Washington Examiner, Maryland and D.C. have also been advocating for year-long school as research shows that extending the school year improves student achievement.

    The matter is complicated, however, by teacher contracts and parents who want their kids to have a traditional summer.

    Maryland passed legislation this year allowing Prince George's County to operate year-round schools.

    Virginia is currently in the process of surveying parents to gauge their thoughts on the issue.

    * D.C. Council Chair Kwame Brown resigned Wednesday evening amid fraud charges. He is expected to plead guilty.

    Read his resignation letter here.

    * The regional authority overseeing the $6 billion Dulles rail project dropped the union-friendly labor agreement from the contract Wednesday.

    Gov. Bob McDonnell had said he would not contribute funds to the project while the labor agreement remained in the contract. Read the full story here.