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  • ** FILE ** Former D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams (Mary F. Calvert/The Washington Times)

    D.C. tax commission eyes business levy on employees, cut in middle-class rate

    A commission charged with reforming Washington, D.C.'s tax code will present recommendations to the D.C. Council on Wednesday that include cutting the income tax rate for middle-class earners and levying a fee on businesses that amounts to $100 per employee annually.

  • Virginia Williams, mother of ex-DC mayor, dies

    Virginia Williams, the mother of former D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams, has died after a brief illness, her son says.

  • TWT chronicles Obama's big day

    Tradition, faith and revelry mark a city's celebration of the president's second inauguration, as chronicled by Washington Times reporters in real time throughout the day.

  • ** FILE ** Former D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams (Mary F. Calvert/The Washington Times)

    Tax-reform panel aims to untie D.C. code’s ‘knot’

    A newly seated edition of the D.C. Tax Revision Commission began wading through layers of the city's Byzantine tax structure on Monday and brainstorming ways to keep the city's finances in step with its flourishing population.

  • ** FILE ** Jeffrey E. Thompson on March 20, 2012. (Courtesy of C-SPAN)

    Money to Thompson goes back to Williams' first term

    On the day before the D.C. financial control board returned city finances to local officials more than a decade ago, it approved a preliminary $1.8 million, no-bid deal with a company run by health care contractor Jeffrey E. Thompson to open a 24/7 health clinic for low-income residents of Southeast.

  • SIMMONS: D.C. can't afford 'yes man' as CFO

    Instead of patting himself on the back for doing what needed to be done — spending less money — D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray is treating CFO Natwar M. Gandhi like a political hack.

  • SIMMONS: Under Gray, cash spigot keeps flowing

    One year ago today, Vincent C. Gray strode onto a stage at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, put hand to Bible and promised to deliver D.C. residents to a land of fiscal responsibility. Residents cheered him on.

  • **FILE** Allen Lew (Associated Press)

    No-bid contract saves D.C. official's pension

    A key aide to D.C. politicians recently earned more than $200,000 working as chief of staff in a city agency in charge of rebuilding city schools, but he wasn't on the government's payroll. Instead, he was hired through a nearly quarter-million-dollar no-bid contract.

D.C. residents rally in Freedom Plaza on Oct. 25 to demand a vote on whether marriage should be redefined to include gay unions. They want an item on the ballot in 2010.

    CITIZEN JOURNALISM: Vote on gay marriage sought

    Some D.C. residents are taking their cue on gay marriage from their counterparts in California and Maine and demanding that voters decide via a 2010 ballot measure whether marriage should be redefined. They also are preparing for a court battle and one against Congress, if necessary.

  • Marketer of high-tech meters to lobby D.C. on parking kiosks

    A Milwaukee-based company that markets high-tech parking meter programs where motorists can pay by credit card or cell phone has expressed interest in selling its services to the District.

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