SIMMONS: Meet the new boss - same as the old boss

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The mayor, as the charter mandates, is a mere instrument of implementation, “responsible for the proper execution of all laws relating to the District, and for the proper administration of the affairs of the District coming under his jurisdiction or control.”

None of this is to even remotely suggest that the mayor and council won’t spar again, as well they should during the upcoming review of the mayor’s fiscal 2013 budget request.

On Wednesday afternoon, to cite but one contentious issue, the school system’s central-administration spending remains under a cloud of smoke and mirrors.

Tsk, tsk, tsk.

Here we go again.

Deborah Simmons can be reached at

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Deborah Simmons

Deborah Simmons

Award-winning opinion writer Deborah Simmons is a senior correspondent who reports on City Hall and writes about education, culture, sports and family-related topics. Mrs. Simmons has worked at several newspapers, and since joining The Washington Times in 1985, has served as editorial-page editor and features editor and on the metro desk. She has taught copy editing at the University of ...

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