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Topic - David Grosso
A D.C. councilmember wants to change the way the city elects its local leaders to boost voter participation and ensure that candidates don't win with less than a majority.
Six months after medical marijuana became available in the District, officials have registered less than 15 percent of the people projected to participate, leading council members to propose broadening the list of conditions that qualify patients for the struggling program.
Activists in Washington, D.C., plan to submit an initiative by week's end that would put marijuana legalization on the ballot in the nation's capital in November — making the city one of a handful of jurisdictions poised to ask voters to consider the issue this year.
The council voted 10-0 in favor of the resolution, the second time in its history that the body has called for a name change for the city's NFL franchise. A similar resolution was approved in 2001.
A D.C. Council member plans to introduce legislation next week that would legalize and regulate the sale of marijuana for recreational use in the nation's capital — the latest in a series of proposed steps to loosen the District's drug laws.
Five D.C. Council members will decide whether Marion Barry should be dealt sanctions in addition to a fine he was issued as punishment for accepting gifts from city contractors.
Federal prosecutors on Friday charged former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown with one count of felony bribery for accepting $55,000 from FBI agents he thought to be representatives of a company seeking a minority contract with the District.
D.C. Council members voiced overwhelming support Thursday for legislation that allows illegal immigrants in the District to acquire driver's licenses, but tussled with the Department of Motor Vehicles director over how to issue such a document and keep in step with federal law.
We should put aside concerns about crime, decrepit schools, perpetual parking and traffic chaos and an unending series of corruption scandals in the District of Columbia government. The D.C. Council is poised to decide what a private business should call itself.
Grosso's resolution suggests "Redtails" as a new nickname. He says it would honor the Tuskegee Airmen and allow the team to maintain its fight song and color scheme with a few minor changes.
A $12.7 million contract to overhaul the city's publicly owned hospital is poised to pass the D.C. Council on Tuesday, after a four-hour hearing last week during which several council members appeared to have made up their minds and others expressed uncertainty as to why the contract is necessary in the first place.
To arm or disarm? That is a burning question after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., as Vice President Joseph R. Biden prepares to inform President Obama on a way forward.
Michael A. Brown will attempt to return to the D.C. Council, this time as a Democrat.
An uphill initiative to promote D.C. statehood in handpicked pockets of the country is in limbo as state lawmakers gear up for sessions in their respective capitals.
Stacks of pizza sat untouched, the salad bowls kept their plastic lids and roughly a dozen red-shirted volunteers sat in a circle Tuesday night, gazing at a lone television in search of pleasant news inside their small campaign office on Florida Avenue Northwest.
He says it's unfair that non-Democrats traditionally haven't had a voice in mayoral elections.
Independent Councilmember David Grosso (GRAH'-so) says he'll introduce a bill on Tuesday calling for the city to implement instant-runoff voting.