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  • D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser

    D.C. Council considers ethics-reform proposals

    D.C. Council members on Wednesday took on the awkward task of addressing their own mechanisms for policing themselves and their colleagues in government, engaging in hours of debate on a slew of proposals aiming to overhaul city ethics laws.


  • Ward 4 D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser has promised to deliver a comprehensive ethics reform bill for consideration by the end of the year. "I recognize the urgency we're dealing with. But I also recognize the need to follow our process," she said on Tuesday. (The Washington Times)

    Orange's ethics reform effort defeated; Bowser to offer bill

    D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser on Tuesday promised to deliver a comprehensive ethics reform bill by the end of the year, positioning herself as a sobering voice on a hot-button issue that at times has descended into political theater.


  • D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Residency issue arises for nominee to D.C. elections board

    Mayor Vincent C. Gray's pick to head the increasingly vital D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics faces an uphill route to confirmation because of his residency status, an issue that derailed another mayoral pick mere weeks ago.


  • Vincent B. Orange (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Term limits, council salary increases among proposed D.C. ethics reforms

    A D.C. Council member is proposing a package of ethics-reform bills that would impose term limits on officeholders while raising to $170,000 the salaries of city lawmakers who are already among the most highly paid in the nation.


  • D.C. Council member Jack Evans (The Washington Times)

    D.C. Council members to scrutinize lottery contract, online poker

    A trio of D.C. Council members signaled their intent Wednesday to re-examine the $38 million D.C. Lottery contract and a plan to launch the nation's first online poker system, an idea promoted by council member Michael A. Brown, at-large independent, and approved without public discussion in a supplemental budget bill in December.


  • Evans

    Council members disclose campaign finance totals

    Eight months ahead of primary elections, D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser has raised $85,000 as part of early efforts to retain her seat in Ward 4.


  • D.C. Council member Jack Evans (right) takes a sip of a "Rickey" cocktail, which he said was enjoyed by congressmen in the 19th century. He sampled it at the JW Marriott in the District on Thursday. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)

    No summer break for some on D.C. Council

    After spirited budget talks and scandals du jour emanating from City Hall in recent weeks, D.C. Council members have a summer recess to relax, barbecue and, in one case, show off a cocktail.


  • IN OTHER WORDS: D.C. residents favored for jobs?

    No one disputes that D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. favors jobs for city residents. So it struck us as odd last week when Mr. Thomas — who in 2007 introduced the Jobs for D.C. Residents Amendment Act that required that D.C. residents receive increased preferences for employment in the city government — cited legal precedent to interpret the District's Human Rights Act as protecting out-of-state residents from employment discrimination in city jobs.


  • City State: Wal-Mart protesters disrupt Council

    A pack of vocal protesters barged into the D.C. Council chamber Tuesday with a gift for Ward 4 Democrat Muriel Bowser.


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