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D.C. Wire: June, 2012

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Parking concerns weighed in D.C.

Proposals include increasing residential parking permit fees and breaking up residential parking zones into smaller areas.

By Tim Craig  |  05:27 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Wells no fan of private streetcars

Concerned over Mayor Gray’s efforts to secure private investment.

By Tim Craig  |  04:36 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 06/26/2012

D.C. Council approves LivingSocial tax breaks

The D.C. Council gave tentative approval Tuesday for nearly $33 million in tax breaks for LivingSocial to keep the growing company in the District.

By Tim Craig  |  04:10 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 06/26/2012

UPDATE: D.C. budget autonomy bill pulled after Rand Paul offers amendments on guns, abortion, unions

The Kentucky senator has offered several amendments to a District budget autonomy bill.

By Ben Pershing  |  02:49 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Mary Cheh aims to protect people from pesticides

D.C. Council member argues there should be more regulation of potentially harmful pesticides.

By Tim Craig  |  03:56 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 06/22/2012

Gray signs bullying bill; decries the ‘bully pulpit’

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray signed a new citywide anti-bullying policy into law , which is aimed at instances of harsh or discriminatory treatment.

By Tim Craig  |  11:15 AM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 06/20/2012

House panel approves District funding, continues abortion spending ban

The House bill includes additional money for city courts and the extension of a D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program.

By Tim Craig  |  03:56 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Marion Barry tries to halt D.C. streetcar work

The D.C. Council member argues the planned street car line on H Street has not been well-thought out and is too expensive for the number of riders.

By Tim Craig  |  01:25 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 06/18/2012

D.C. school voucher program supporters strike deal with White House

Supporters had accused the administration of undermining D.C. Opportunity Scholarships.

By Ben Pershing  |  05:40 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Phil Mendelson launches bid for full term as D.C. Council chairman

Vincent Orange out of November contest, sources say

By Tim Craig  |  04:50 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 PM ET, 06/15/2012

Senate bill would help District avoid shutdown, allow Frederick Douglass statue in Capitol

The measure advances two key priorities for local leaders.

By Ben Pershing  |  10:55 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 06/15/2012

Michael Brown’s past may not be ‘old news’

D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown may have convinced council colleagues that his past troubles are old news.

By Tim Craig  |  04:16 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 06/15/2012

Leon Swain Jr. to run as an independent for D.C. Council

By Tim Craig  |  01:21 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Senate D.C. spending bill does not include ban on city-funded abortions

Republicans and Democrats appear headed for another showdown on the issue.

By Ben Pershing  |  05:56 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Kwame Brown speaks on fraud charge

Moments after he pleaded guilty Friday to fraudulently obtaining a home equity line of credit and a loan to purchase a power boat, Kwame R. Brown apologized for his crime.

By Tim Craig  |  03:05 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Phil Mendelson has support to become interim D.C. Council chairman, several members say

Several D.C. council members said today that Phil Mendelson appears to have “locked up” the support needed to be the next chairman now that Kwame R. Brown has resigned.

By Tim Craig  |  01:23 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 06/06/2012

House panel approves D.C. spending bill with ban on government-funded abortions

The measure passed a subcommittee with little debate.

By Ben Pershing  |  01:26 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Council member Michael Brown to oversee economic development in District

Council Chairman Kwame Brown reshuffled some committee responsibilities to guarantee newly-elected Council member Kenyan R. McDuffie a leadership role on the 13-member panel..

By Tim Craig  |  03:14 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 06/05/2012

House GOP bill would maintain ban on government-funded abortions in District

The spending measure would continue federal funding for the District near current levels.

By Ben Pershing  |  01:10 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Marijuana decriminalization unlikely in D.C., officials say

Mayor Vincent C. Gray said District officials should focus on implementing the medical marijuana program.

By Tim Craig  |  12:55 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Vincent Gray’s body man, Jason Cross, is moving on

Jason Cross has left the mayor and is now working in the office of Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development.

By Tim Craig  |  03:56 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 06/04/2012

D.C. Council members hope for quick end to campaign probes

A quick end to the probes would make it easier to schedule a special election, if needed.

By Tim Craig  |  01:39 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 06/02/2012

Fiesta D.C. festival may move downtown

Mayor’s office supports the move, but some organizers of the annual Hispanic heritage festival and activists are opposed.

By Tim Craig  |  02:23 PM ET, 06/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Harry Thomas ordered to repay $353,500

A U.S. District Court judge ruled Thursday that former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. must pay $353,500 in restitution after he stole from the city government.

By Tim Craig  |  01:28 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Fair, expo planned for World Environment Day

By Tim Craig  |  12:35 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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