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D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown introduced a bill in April that would increase fines for violating D.C. school residency rules, from $500 to $2,000, and refer cases to the D.C. Office of the Attorney General. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson confers with council Chairman Kwame R. Brown on Tuesday. Mr. Mendelson favored the income-tax increase; Mr. Brown opposed it. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown has a tender moment with his daughter, 9-year-old Lauren, next to his black Jeep before the two march in the 45th annual Palisades July Fourth parade in Washington on Monday, July 4, 2011. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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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)

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Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown (right) announces a closed-door session of council at the John A. Wilson Building on Tuesday as council member Harry Thomas Jr. sits beside him in a conference room. Mr. Brown later said that an announcement will be made Wednesday on whether Mr. Thomas faces sanctions in light a misuse of funds allegation.(DREW ANGERER/THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

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Before an empty witness stand at the Wilson Building, D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh, center, along with council Chairman Kwame R. Brown, left, and council member David A. Catania, right. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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**FILE** Kwame R. Brown. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown wants a pro-bono adviser to help the council with upcoming budget challenges. (Rod Lamkey Jr./Special to The Washington Times)

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FOCUSED: New D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown says the governing body won't be just a rubber stamp. (Rod Lamkey Jr./Special to The Washington Times)

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New D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown says he is "all in" when it comes to policies designed to improve a child's academic lot in public school. (Rod Lamkey Jr./Special to The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown