Before the D.C. Council on Tuesday, (from left) Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi, Mayor Vincent C. Gray and budget director Eric Goulet arrive to testify on the mayor's fiscal 2013 budget. Mr. Gray's budget proposal would close a $172 million gap through $102 million in cuts and $70 million in new revenue. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Before the D.C. Council on Tuesday, (from left) Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi, Mayor Vincent C. Gray and budget director Eric Goulet arrive to testify on the mayor's fiscal 2013 budget. Mr. Gray's budget proposal would close a $172 million gap through $102 million in cuts and $70 million in new revenue. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)