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Topic - Jack Evans
After studying the tea leaves, Vincent C. Gray has decided to make another run in the race for mayor of the nation's capital.
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.
With the District of Columbia poised to run out of money by the end of the month, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton is blaming President Obama's threat of a veto for the Senate's unwillingness to take up a bill that would extricate the District's budget from the federal shutdown showdown.
A D.C. council member and mayoral candidate's role in turning over a city-owned alley to George Washington University against community leaders' wishes is the subject of a preliminary inquiry by the city's ethics board, according to several people questioned by the board.
The District of Columbia, the city that has longed for statehood and self-rule, now finds itself facing uncomfortable questions about whether it is thwarting the will of its own residents.
The July Fourth Palisades Parade in Northwest D.C. often serves as an unofficial kickoff of the District's local political campaign season — this year being no exception, with three candidates in next year's mayor's race marching the milelong route and a recently declared fourth candidate apparently making a low-profile debut.
The D.C. Council voted Wednesday to roll back the city's sales tax to the lowest rate in the region and signaled a willingness to negotiate other taxes as members considered the best uses for a budget surplus projected to total $600 million in the next five years.
The D.C. Council chairman will hold a hearing to look into concerns about the legitimacy of a contract award to overhaul a troubled city-owned hospital before a Feb. 19 vote on the deal.
Jack Evans wants to be mayor of the nation's capital, and to do so he has to break a racial barrier, persuade stakeholders that he can govern as well as he legislated and, perhaps, take on an incumbent.
With casino approvals expanding down the East Coast into the mid-Atlantic, two jurisdictions remain resistant to their financial allure — the District and Virginia — and that's not likely to change anytime soon.
Despite months of rhetoric and proposals, D.C. lawmakers failed to pass sweeping campaign finance reforms by the end of a legislative period that was historic for all the wrong reasons.
The majority subcontractor on the $38 million D.C. Lottery contract is competing for a new game with a different foreign partner in a process that could involve one of his well-connected friends at D.C. Lottery.
The District's top budget minder says the city does not need to raise the "ballpark fee" it imposes on businesses to pay down the massive debt it took to build a home for the Washington Nationals, a long-term endeavor in the nation's capital as other sports-crazed cities grapple with the role of public funds in high-stakes stadium deals.
Months after D.C. lawmakers repealed a measure that would have allowed first-in-the-nation online gambling on home computers and at select sites in the shadow of Capitol Hill, several states are forging ahead with online games of chance while a harried Congress remains unlikely to pass a federal bill that would regulate the practice.
D.C. Council member Jack Evans, Ward 2 Democrat, said he is leaving the budget battle to Ms. Norton and Mr. Gray.
"We set an example as a city of what Congress should aspire to, making decisions in the best interest of the country and our residents," Mr. Evans said. "I would encourage Congress to come together and come up with a solution that doesn't significantly harm the country."