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  • **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.


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

    D.C. Council recess gives members time to reflect

    The D.C. Council's two-month recess is expected to be a quiet departure inside city hall from the recently ended legislative session in which allegations of wrongdoing by several members created a tense and difficult situation.


  • D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown talks with Ward 3 council member Mary M. Cheh during a legislative session Tuesday. She has proposed a bill that would use about $13 million in general funds to cover delayed out-of-state-bonds taxation. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

    D.C. Council OKs bond-tax delay

    The D.C. Council narrowly passed a bill Tuesday that will keep the city from imposing a tax on residents who hold out-of-state bonds retroactively and without fair warning.


  • **FILE** D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Wells offers bills to close loopholes in ethics laws

    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.


  • ** FILE ** D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)

    Nathan criticizes council ethics bill

    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.


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

    Judge: Brooks' son won't have to testify

    A D.C. Superior Court judge's decision to allow a potential witness to invoke his Fifth Amendment rights has effectively ended the hearings into Mayor Vincent C. Gray's personnel practices, according to a D.C. Council memo.


  • 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.


  • Sulaimon Brown arrives on June 6, 2011, to testify before a D.C. Council committee at the Wilson Building in Washington about allegations that he was paid off by Mayor Vincent C. Gray, then promised a government job. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Ex-D.C. mayoral candidate Brown testifies of alleged Gray deal

    The D.C. politician whose allegations wreaked havoc on the Gray administration before it ever got rolling, strode into city hall on Monday to finally give his on-the-record account about purported campaign payoffs and other electoral irregularities.


  • Former mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown, who has accused the mayor's office of offering him a job in exchange for help on the campaign. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    D.C. court orders Sulaimon Brown to testify

    A D.C. Superior Court judge on Tuesday ordered reluctant witness Sulaimon Brown to testify next week before a D.C. Council committee exploring Mayor Vincent C. Gray's hiring practices.


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