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Topic - Yvette Alexander
A proposal before the D.C. Council would give prospective city employees preference in the hiring process if they agree to live in the District.
A campaign treasurer for D.C. Council member Jim Graham says he has already complied with a subpoena the U.S. Attorney's Office sent on Wednesday in connection with a broad investigation into one of the city's most prolific political donors.
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The D.C. Council needs to slow down. Lawmakers are simply moving too fast on ethics-reform legislation.
D.C. Council member Tommy Wells on Wednesday called for the elimination of special funds the city's lawmakers are supposed to use to help the needy — money critics consider "slush funds" rarely tapped to help residents.
Wal-Mart and top D.C. officials shared the mayor's podium Wednesday to announce that instead of building four stores in the city, the retail giant now is hoping to plant a sustainable economic development footprint with six stores.
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D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown on Monday pledged to revisit open-ended laws that govern how city legislators can spend money from constituent service accounts as part of a sweeping ethics reform bill that he says is decades overdue and intended to diffuse mounting distrust of city government.
The washed-out rally for D.C. voting rights isn't about freedom or democracy. It's a feeble mockery to thwart what D.C. voters want and what city hall sorely needs — term limits and ethics reform.
D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander and her vocal opponent in next year's race to represent Ward 7 are breathing sighs of relief now that recent investigations have largely cleared both of mishandling government money.
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A review of documents that surfaced in an investigation of D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander shows that the Office of Campaign Finance neither requested nor received any of the receipts that office holders are required by law to maintain to support their use of funds intended to benefit constituents in need.
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.
Mayor Vincent C. Gray's pick to lead the District's juvenile justice agency will likely be confirmed this week by running out the clock on any objections to his nomination.
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"I represent Washington, D.C., not Prince William County or Montgomery County," Ms. Alexander said. "If you work for the D.C. government, then our city is good enough for you to live here."
After acknowledging union members in attendance, she said, "Competition is very healthy."