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Topic - D.C. Council
There's more than one way to do Las Vegas, as half a dozen members of the D.C. Council have shown. The cost to taxpayers to send half the council to the Global Retail Real Estate Convention in Las Vegas was close to $14,000 this year.
Take out your fingers, D.C. residents, and wag them at D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander for lining the pockets of MGM Resorts International, which plans to open a hotel/casino on the same turf where the Redskins play — and it ain't named Washington.
Lame-duck Mayor Vincent C. Gray failed to persuade a single council member to support his call to reconsider the city's $10.8 billion budget, with lawmakers Monday overriding his veto of the fiscal 2015 spending plan by the same 12-1 vote with which they passed it last month.
The D.C. Council is expected to vote Monday on whether to override Mayor Vincent C. Gray's veto of the city's fiscal 2015 budget.
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.
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. Council member Marion Barry proclaimed Monday that he had never smoked crack cocaine.
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."
The D.C. Council on Wednesday gave its blessing to the first significant package of tax cuts in the District since 1999, providing relief to residents of a city whose coffers have swelled in recent years along with its cost of living.
A federal judge on Monday barred the District of Columbia from implementing a law that purported to allow the city to spend its local tax dollars without authorization from Congress.
A federal judge who previously suggested the court might be "powerless" to grant the District budget autonomy on Monday ruled just that.
A federal judge Tuesday suggested the court might be "powerless to provide a legal remedy" to those seeking to grant the D.C. government the ability to spend its locally raised tax dollars independently of Congress.
The D.C. Council passed a unique tax on health insurance products Tuesday to ensure its Obamacare exchange remains viable when federal grant funding dries up next year — a concern it shares with 14 states that set up their own health portals.
Conventional wisdom dictates that David Catania is an underdog in the race for mayor of Washington. He is white, a former Republican and openly gay in a city that has only elected African-American Democrats to its top local office.
The D.C. Council filed a lawsuit Thursday against Mayor Vincent C. Gray, accusing him of failing to carry out his duties regarding the Local Budget Autonomy Act. The complaint says "the Council is entitled to pass a budget designating local expenditures of local funds, and only passive review — as opposed to an affirmative act — by Congress is required for that budget to become law."