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.
Opening arguments next in Huguely trial; D.C. lawmaker tries to save iGaming; McDonnell-Romney appearances in D.C. area Thursday; Va. Senate repeals handgun law; Va. assembly poised to pass voter ID law; Racist accusations roil D.C. fire department; Yvette Alexander survives probe, remains on ballot; Slots to Prince George's face big hurdle in Md. House.
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.
Alexander gets Ward 7 challenge; Va. Democrats relish Perry's visit today; Md. lawmakers talk gas tax hike; Insanity plea appears unlikely in Lululemon killing; Leggett confident about teen curfew; Man charged in latest transgender shooting; D.C. activists want abortion ban off Senate spending bill; McDonnell hints at more changes to Va. pension plan.
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.