District of DeBonis: Money


Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 05/01/2013

Acting CFO bill is signed, but Gandhi will stay on

Before today, there was no provision for appointing an acting CFO should the actual CFO resign or otherwise be incapable of holding office.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:06 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Money, Politics

Posted at 07:31 PM ET, 03/21/2013

D.C. wins bond rating upgrade from S&P

The Wall Street firm improved its opinion of some District bonds, handing city officials a modest reward for their financial management amid ongoing federal budget uncertainty.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:31 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Money, Politics

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 03/11/2013

D.C.'s pensions are looking pretty

D.C. alone had a fully funded municipal employee pension plan in fiscal 2009, according to a study by the Pew Center on the States

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:33 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Money, Politics

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 03/07/2013

D.C.'s budget picture isn't as pretty as it seems

Barring another round of upward revisions, the rising costs of government threaten to quickly outstrip the new revenue projections.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:01 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Money, Politics

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Jeffrey Thompson fights Chartered Health Plan sale

The embattled business is mounting a last-ditch effort to prevent the dismantling of the firm he built into the city's dominant manager of government-funded health care.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:43 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health, Money, Politics

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 02/26/2013

City will study fiscal impacts of FBI move

Mayor and D.C. Council members have asked city finance officials to do a rigorous cost-benefit analysis of FBI relocation options.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:07 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Money, Politics

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 02/06/2013

Auditors identify ongoing problems with D.C. financial controls

Whoever replaces Natwar Gandhi will have some unfinished business to attend to.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:18 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Money

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 01/30/2013

Who is responsible for the District's $50 million estate tax haul?

One dead taxpayer is apparently responsible for a $50 million contribution to city coffers, contributing mightily to an overall surplus of $417 million.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:59 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Money, Politics

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Blame empty D.C. homeless shelter beds on the ‘fiscal cliff’

Uncertainty over federal spending cuts means about 120 available shelter space is going unused.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:57 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Council, Money, Poverty