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  • GAO says D.C. budget autonomy referendum has 'no legal effect'

    A measure approved by local lawmakers and D.C. voters that granted the city budget autonomy from the federal government has "no legal effect," according to an opinion released by the investigative arm of Congress.

  • Observers see no signs of Congress derailing D.C. budget autonomy

    D.C. residents overwhelmingly cast ballots Tuesday to give the city budget autonomy from Congress, but supporters will be crossing their fingers while counting down the 35 legislative-day period during which federal lawmakers could attempt to derail the approved charter amendment.

  • D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown, Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown, D.C. Shadow Senator Michael D. Brown and Council member Vincent B. Orange look at portraits of New Hampshire revolutionaries that hang in the main hall of the New Hampshire State House, Concord, N.H., Friday, Jan. 27, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    No satisfaction in New Hampshire on D.C. statehood

    For three hours on Friday, a D.C. delegation tried to explain to a panel of New Hampshire legislators why they should obtain rights inherent from birth but not explicitly stated in the Constitution, that the District raises its own money and that Maryland will probably not ask for its land back if the nation's capital is recognized as the 51st state.

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