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D.C. Wire: September, 2012

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 09/28/2012

New D.C. ethics board picks its first director

The new D.C. ethics board’s first director is a veteran assistant attorney general.

By Nikita Stewart  |  03:50 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 09/28/2012

Forum for D.C. Council challengers turns contentious

Candidates largely targeted Michael A. Brown, particularly his record and his personal controversies.

By Tim Craig  |  01:34 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Marion Barry: Federal probe into Gray campaign ‘holding the city hostage,’ should be wrapped up

In a wide-ranging TV interview, Barry says federal prosecutors have a history of dragging out investigations.

By Tim Craig  |  03:53 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Brown camp reported no payments to ex-treasurer

Reports list no payments to Hakim Sutton, who claims he’s been working as campaign treasurer.

By Tim Craig  |  03:19 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 09/21/2012

District seeks public comment on eliminating nearly 40 boards

The District wants citizens to weigh in on a preliminary plan to eliminate 38 boards and commissions.

By Nikita Stewart  |  01:58 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Patterson, Lightfoot endorse Grosso

Former D.C. Council members say they are backing Independent David Grosso in the Nov. 6 election.

By Tim Craig  |  05:07 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 09/19/2012

UDC fiscal problems threaten community college’s future, report says

Staff and salaries are too large for a stagnant student body, a threat to an independent college, report says.

By Nikita Stewart  |  10:00 AM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Vincent Gray stumps for bill to cut capital gains tax on new tech firms

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray said start-up technology companies are crucial to the city’s long-term economic prospects.

By Tim Craig  |  06:35 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Unions prepare to boost Michael Brown

District labor leaders are increasingly nervous that the D.C. councilman could lose his race.

By Tim Craig  |  04:24 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:16 PM ET, 09/12/2012

D.C.’s Frederick Douglass statue headed to Capitol

After a long fight, D.C. will finally be represented in Statuary Hall.

By Ben Pershing  |  10:16 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Attorney for ex-Michael Brown treasurer rebuts theft allegations

The lawyer for Brown’s former treasurer says the council member “knows the truth.”

By Tim Craig  |  04:22 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:47 AM ET, 09/11/2012

More than $110,000 missing from D.C. Councilman Michael A. Brown’s campaign coffers

D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown reports that more than $100,000 went missing this summer.

By Tim Craig  |  12:47 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Frederick Douglass statue approved by House to represent D.C. in Capitol

The compromise measure now awaits action in the Senate.

By Ben Pershing  |  06:04 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Michael Brown, Dorothy Brizill set for clash over petition signatures

The D.C. Board of Elections will hold a hearing Friday to decide whether Brown gathered the 3,000 signatures he needed to appear on the ballot.

By Tim Craig  |  05:02 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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