Council Member Tommy Wells introduced a trio of bills on Tuesday to close ethics loopholes in response to a series of scandals that have plagued city hall in recent months.
The chickens have come home to roost, and the poop is all over the John A. Wilson Building.
Mayor Vincent. C. Gray's pick to lead the District's public school system received open support from several council members on Thursday, despite mixed reviews from the public and varying opinions about her links to the prior regime.
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Three weeks ago, the District's chief financial officer issued a warning: Inserting items into the city budget based on hopes that revenue may exceed projections down the road is not sound fiscal policy.
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.
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.
An ethics reform bill before the D.C. Council creates a "redundant bureaucratic apparatus," does not deal with the root causes of scandal and fails to support existing agencies charged with oversight of city officials, D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan testified Monday.
The District's Office of Campaign Finance on Friday filed a complaint against D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown's 2008 re-election campaign with the city's Board of Elections and Ethics, upholding violations outlined in an audit released in April.