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An attempt to derail a tax on gyms, yoga studios and fitness centers was defeated 9-4 by the D.C. Council on Tuesday.
D.C. lawmakers gave final approval on Tuesday to the city's $10.6 billion spending plan, which includes a package of broad cuts to income and business taxes but expands sales taxes to some new services such as health clubs.
D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said a plan by mayoral candidate David A. Catania to eliminate the proposed "yoga tax" is a political maneuver and defended picking the taxing option over other proposals because it would not exclusively affect city residents.
Gym rats have found their fitness champion in D.C. Council member David A. Catania, who announced a plan Friday to scrap the proposed "yoga tax."
Democrat Muriel Bowser has the upper hand against her opponent in the D.C. mayor's race, collecting $858,000 during the latest reporting period, according to campaign finance statements.
Here comes Carol Schwartz. A Republican who reminded D.C. voters that trash-and-garbage pickup is not a partisan issue.
Former D.C. Council member Carol Schwartz announced Monday she will run for mayor as an independent — an unlikely bid after five years out of office that has another candidate suggesting the move is a ploy to play spoiler.
Contenders in the D.C. mayor's race are scheduled to file financial statements Tuesday providing the best clues yet as to how competitive the election will be — and whether donors in the heavily Democratic city are tapped out after a bruising and expensive primary campaign.
Two D.C. Council members will face off in an unusual contested general election for mayor in November, giving the candidates seven months to try to re-energize voters, who appeared apathetic and turned out in small numbers for Tuesday's primary election.