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  • ** FILE ** D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    D.C. tax hike on top earners took tortuous route to passage

    A contentious and unexpected vote to raise taxes on the District's highest-income earners took shape largely behind the scenes, as council members revived an old proposal, wrangled votes and found common ground with reluctant colleagues.


  • A TAXING MOVE: D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh confers with fellow council member Phil Mendelson on Tuesday. Mr. Mendelson led the charge in a push to increase the city's income-tax rate on high-income earners. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

    D.C. Council passes tax hike

    The D.C. Council approved an income-tax increase on the city's highest earners on Tuesday, after a proposal dismissed in the spring was revived during closed-door negotiations and hotly debated by council members returning from summer recess.


  • Gray cronyism probe sparks call for reform

    D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh plans to introduce legislation next month that reduces the number of political appointees afforded the mayor, calls for proper screening of appointees and sheds light on their qualifications.


  • Gerri Mason Hall, former chief of staff for D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, confers with counsel while listening to testimony during a hearing in April about hiring practices of the new administration. Ms. Hall was fired in March. (Barbara Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    D.C. mayor's team unethical in hiring practices, probe reveals

    The administration of D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray engaged in cronyism, paid salaries above legal caps and illegally hired the children of senior officials, according to the findings of a D.C. Council investigation released Tuesday.


  • **FILE** Sulaimon Brown (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Cheh to issue Gray hiring-practices report on Aug. 24

    Council member Mary M. Cheh will discuss the preliminary results of an investigation into Mayor Vincent C. Gray's hiring practices at a meeting Aug. 24.


  • **FILE** D.C. Council member Mary Cheh (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Cheh blasts Gray's veto of D.C. Council bonds-tax compromise

    D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh is livid about Mayor Vincent C. Gray's use of a pocket veto to make a tax on out-of-state bonds retroactive, even though the D.C. Council fought to delay its implementation until 2012.


  • ** FILE ** D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. (The Washington Times)

    Calls for D.C. Council's Thomas to quit rise after payback pact

    D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown declined Monday to join in calls for council member Harry Thomas Jr. to resign amid corruption investigations, instead urging Mr. Thomas to do "what is best for his family and his constituents."


  • **FILE** D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    2 D.C. council members call for Thomas to resign

    Two D.C. Council members are calling on Harry Thomas Jr. to resign his council seat after he settled a lawsuit brought by the city accusing him of using money from a charity he operated as a personal slush fund.


  • **FILE** D.C. Council member Mary Cheh (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Cheh, Catania call for Thomas to resign from D.C. Council

    Two D.C. Council members on Saturday called on Harry Thomas Jr. to resign his council seat after he settled a lawsuit brought by the city accusing him of using money from a charity he operated as a personal slush fund.


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