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SIMMONS: Hill should go slow on commuter tax for D.C.
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Moreover, rewriting such historical documents as the D.C. Home Rule Act shouldn’t be done at the whims of any given moment.
After all, several states — including some of this year’s presidential battleground states, such as Virginia and Florida — have yet to sign onto the 23rd Amendment that granted D.C. voters the right to cast ballots in presidential elections. And Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, the Carolinas, Kentucky and Mississippi remain mum as well.
Know too, the District is a federal district in transition and of transients, established as the seat of our federal government, the “hometown” of, by and for the American people.
Congress should tread very carefully.
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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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