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  • D.C. Council member wants to repeal online gambling

    A D.C. Council member said Tuesday that he wants to repeal a provision that would make the nation's capital the first jurisdiction in the country to offer legal online gambling.

  • D.C. Council member Jack Evans (right) takes a sip of a "Rickey" cocktail, which he said was enjoyed by congressmen in the 19th century. He sampled it at the JW Marriott in the District on Thursday. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)

    No summer break for some on D.C. Council

    After spirited budget talks and scandals du jour emanating from City Hall in recent weeks, D.C. Council members have a summer recess to relax, barbecue and, in one case, show off a cocktail.

  • Jack Evans, Ward 2 Democrat

    Lottery to seek community input on 'hot spots'

    The D.C. Lottery has assured a key D.C. Council member that it will not roll out online gambling in public locations until communities have their say on where the contentious program may operate.

  • Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times
D.C. Lottery chief Buddy Roogow (center) and D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan (left foreground) attend a D.C. Council committee hearing Wednesday on the lottery's forthcoming online-gambling program. Mr. Nathan said the program complies with federal laws and may proceed toward a September launch .

    D.C. Lottery's online-gaming plan ruled legal

    The D.C. Lottery's plan to introduce unprecedented online gambling in the District is legal as long as play occurs within city borders, the District's top lawyer said Wednesday.

  • SIMMONS: Who's sailing with Gray on development?

    Acknowledging the "natural nexus between education, economic development and jobs," Mayor Vincent C. Gray on Monday unveiled his vision of short- and long-term economic development prospects, which brings to mind the parables and lessons in Mark.

  • D.C. CFO Natwar M. Gandhi

    D.C. surplus revenue can't fund priorities

    An influx of $77 million into the District's coffers will not be enough to fund even two of the nine spending priorities the D.C. Council settled on for any additional money the city collects, according to revenue projections released Wednesday.

  • D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown's budget plan, passed Tuesday, restored funding to services for the homeless. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    D.C. Council passes $10.8 billion budget

    The D.C. Council on Tuesday approved a $10.8 billion budget plan for the coming fiscal year after hours of debate that focused on the best way to spend any additional dollars projected to enter the city's coffers.

  • Kwame R. Brown

    More dealing likely before bonds tax added to D.C. budget

    A move to tax D.C. residents' income on interest from out-of-state bonds has emerged as a key battleground in the debate over revenues ahead of a final vote scheduled for Tuesday on the city's $10 billion fiscal 2012 budget.

  • D.C. Council committee advances redistricting map

    A D.C. Council subcommittee on Thursday approved a draft plan that redistricts the city's eight wards and notably shifts part of the Capitol Hill neighborhood into Ward 7.

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