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Mary M. Cheh
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Four out of five illegal immigrants seeking driver's licenses under a new D.C. law have failed a written knowledge test — a rocky start to a program that in its first two months has issued 268 licenses, according to city officials.
For anyone who frequently drives around town, D.C. roads seem to be a near constant source of consternation. And the city's transportation authority agrees.
A D.C. judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought by the city's attorney general that sought to break a gas station magnate's control on prices, ruling the District does not have standing to bring such an action.
Acknowledging years of frustration on the part of motorists, a D.C. Council member on Tuesday proposed an ambitious plan to create a new agency that would reform the way traffic tickets are issued, processed and adjudicated.
The D.C. Council on Monday is set to consider a bill that would schedule an election for D.C. attorney general in November — likely the last chance to put the issue before voters for four years.
A D.C. Council member is calling on the District's fire chief to resign, after the release last week of a committee report that questioned the chief's leadership ability and recommended disapproval of his signature ambulance redeployment plan.
D.C. Council members voiced overwhelming support Thursday for legislation that allows illegal immigrants in the District to acquire driver's licenses, but tussled with the Department of Motor Vehicles director over how to issue such a document and keep in step with federal law.
The D.C. Council, always on the scout for a new way to pick the pockets of the people who live in Washington, now proposes to require gun owners to pay for exercising their constitutional rights. Under a proposal introduced by Mary M. Cheh, a member of the council, gun owners would be required to buy liability insurance.
The District would be the first jurisdiction in the country to require gun owners to purchase liability insurance, under a bill being considered by the D.C. Council.