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Latest D.C. Council Items
Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has proposed his plan to right-size an unbalanced budget, which the public scrutinized Tuesday during a D.C. Council hearing at which several lawmakers and stakeholders proposed a host of new taxes and fees.
The District is in such dire financial straits — one city lawmaker characterized it as a "crisis" — that officials are considering cuts to such sancrosant agencies as public safety and schools to ward off a growing fiscal 2011 deficit and a looming $345 million budget gap in 2012.
Across the nation, states have been experimenting with more compassionate approaches to juvenile justice, but the lack of effective options in Washington raises questions about the success of its ongoing reforms.
The numbers don't lie.
High school booster clubs take note: Uncle Sam may start checking the books to see that the boys and the girls get the same cut.
Republicans have another shot at winning a seat on the D.C. Council after losing all four of their bids last week.
Despite the opposition of the incoming D.C. mayor and the Democratic president, key House Republican lawmakers say they will push a popular school-voucher program that was canceled by the Obama administration.
D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty said for months that he made "hard choices" for the city during "hard times." Now it's Vincent C. Gray's turn.
Democrat Gov. Martin O'Malley and Republican former governor Robert Ehrlich made their last rounds with voters Tuesday before Maryland residents decided the outcome of a rematch between the state's two biggest political rivals.