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Latest D.C. Government Items
Federal prosecutors want to toss out felony theft charges against a former Georgetown University official accused of stealing $300,000 after entering the country illegally — but not because of lingering doubts about his guilt.
The D.C. government became the proud new owner of a notorious high-end strip club after authorities seized the building to satisfy a tax debt owed by its owner.
The owner of the Washington Capitals and Wizards says he doesn't ask for much from the D.C. government, but that better traffic control and increased police presence around Verizon Center would be nice.
Construction company M.C. Dean Inc. will provide payments to nearly 400 former job seekers at its Sterling, Va., headquarters to settle allegations its hiring practices prevented minority applicants from obtaining positions, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
The deal to end the federal government shutdown included a victory for the D.C. government.
The D.C. government has enough money remaining in its contingency reserve fund to pay workers for about a week if the federal shutdown continues, but with no agreement in sight officials are scrambling to find other ways they can ensure employees are paid.
The D.C. government is open for business now, but a protracted political battle over the federal budget raises questions about how the city would continue to pay for its operations, Mayor Vincent C. Gray said Wednesday.
Every Friday afternoon at 5 o'clock, the government shuts down. Just as predictably, it reopens the following Monday morning — unless, of course, it's a federal holiday. Over weekends and holidays, while the government is at rest, the sun also rises on schedule, and the sky neither falls into the street nor turns bright green (like a plate of ham and green eggs).
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray declared the District's intent to defy a possible federal government shutdown by deeming all employees essential personnel — but it's unclear how far other city leaders will push the rebellion.