The D.C. inspector general testified Thursday that the city's lottery contract should have been rebid because the D.C. Council could not have known that first-in-the-nation Internet gambling was in the cards when it approved the deal with Greek company Intralot in 2009.
The D.C. Council struck a deal on Tuesday to avoid the clustering of medical marijuana facilities in a single part of the city, grandfathering in applicants who got preliminary approval to grow the drug in Ward 5 but potentially altering the plans of companies who hoped to join them in the industrial slice of Northeast.
If a snowstorm foils an upcoming pro-D.C. statehood vote in Florida this year, then the city's decades-long voting-rights effort might indeed be ill-fated.
Citing up to 6 inches of snow in their forecast, state legislators in New Hampshire canceled a Thursday hearing in which Mayor Vincent C. Gray and several council members were slated to testify on a resolution in support of D.C. statehood.
Virginia lawmakers take up voter ID laws; Occupy D.C. at crossroad; D.C. Council to New Hampshire; Slots in Prince George's face challenges; New Jersey appears ahead of D.C. in I-gaming race; D.C. Council chairman to preview 2012 legislation; Public hearings set on Virginia budget; Paul's Virginia campaign headquarters will be in Norfolk.
Mayor Vincent C. Gray and D.C. Council members are heading to New Hampshire this month to promote statehood for the District, kick-starting an effort that uses state politicians as leverage in their pitch for full voting rights in Congress.
A mental health clinic in Southeast Washington stands accused of defrauding Medicaid and the D.C. Department of Health Care Finance by counseling patients without first doing proper diagnostic examinations, cutting corners when it conducts the exams and manipulating requests for reimbursement.
A D.C. Council committee green-lighted ethics reforms on Monday, hours before the full body failed to reach a consensus on the political ramifications of a federal raid on the Northeast home of colleague Harry Thomas Jr. as part of an ongoing corruption probe.