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District of DeBonis: May, 2011

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 05/27/2011

DeMorning DeBonis: May 27, 2011

A comprehensive roundup of D.C. politics news and opinions

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:39 AM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 05/26/2011

DeAfternoon DeBonis: May 26, 2011

A comprehensive roundup of D.C. politics news and opinions

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:45 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:12 PM ET, 05/25/2011

D.C. redistricting plan splits Hill East neighborhood

A draft plan for the District’s first redrawing of ward boundaries in a decade was released this evening, and, as expected, the most dramatic changes are to Wards 6 and 7.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:12 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 05/25/2011

D.C. Council passes budget with no income tax hike

The D.C. Council passed its 2012 budget Wednesday afternoon after rejecting a proposal to tax the income of the city’s highest earners.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:30 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 05/25/2011

DeMorning DeBonis: May 25, 2011

A comprehensive roundup of D.C. politics news and opinions

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:44 AM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 05/24/2011

DeMorning DeBonis: May 24, 2011

A comprehensive roundup of D.C. politics news and opinions

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:27 AM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:19 PM ET, 05/23/2011

D.C. pension bill is ‘dead,’ Barry and Cheh declare

D.C. Council member Marion Barry called a news conference to announce his opposition to a pension reform bill introduced earlier this year by colleague David A. Catania.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:19 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 05/23/2011

D.C. redistricting: What could happen next

On Thursday, a D.C. Council committee will take an initial vote on how ward boundaries will be redrawn to account for the population shifts of the past decade.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:22 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 05/23/2011

DeMorning DeBonis: May 23, 2011

A comprehensive roundup of D.C. politics news and opinions

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:54 AM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 05/20/2011

Council could tax bonds to avoid D.C. income tax hike

Chairman Kwame Brown is strongly considering a proposal to charge income tax for the first time on municipal bonds not issued by the District, in lieu of increasing the income tax.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:53 PM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 05/20/2011

George Allen is not a lobbyist! But ...

George Allen is not a lobbyist.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:59 PM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 05/20/2011

DeMorning DeBonis: May 20, 2011

A comprehensive roundup of D.C. politics news and opinions

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:38 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 05/19/2011

DeMorning DeBonis: May 19, 2011

A comprehensive roundup of D.C. politics news and opinions

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:34 AM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 05/18/2011

A closer look at D.C. police staffing and crime rates

What statistics say about the relationship between crime rates and police staffing in the District.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:25 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 05/18/2011

DeMorning DeBonis: May 18, 2011

A comprehensive roundup of D.C. politics news and opinions

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:45 AM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:08 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Kwame Brown’s first step toward ethics reform

The D.C. Council chairman’s Comprehensive Ethics Reform Act, co-introduced Tuesday with Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3), would significantly change the way the District government polices itself.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:08 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 05/17/2011

D.C. Council to seek court enforcement of subpoenas

The D.C. Council voted to ask a judge to order three key figures to testify in its investigation of Mayor Vincent Gray’s hiring practices.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:54 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 05/17/2011

DeMorning DeBonis: May 17, 2011

A comprehensive roundup of D.C. politics news and opinions

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:01 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 05/16/2011

D.C. Council members counting on June revenue boost

Legislators expect their toughest budgetary dilemmas to be solved by upgraded revenue projections from Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:58 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 05/16/2011

DeMorning DeBonis: May 16, 2011

A comprehensive roundup of D.C. politics news and opinions

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:50 AM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 05/13/2011

DeMorning DeBonis: May 13, 2011

A comprehensive roundup of D.C. politics news and opinions

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:59 AM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Gas magnate Joe Mamo responds to news of antitrust probe

The local gasoline magnate who is being investigated by D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan for possible antitrust violations said today that he is not responsible for rising pump prices.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:32 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 05/12/2011

DeMorning DeBonis: May 12, 2011

A comprehensive roundup of D.C. politics news and opinions

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:52 AM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 05/11/2011

D.C. attorney general investigating gas station mogul

The District’s attorney general said Wednesday that his office is investigating the city’s largest owner of gas stations for potential antitrust violations.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:15 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 05/11/2011

DeMorning DeBonis: May 11, 2011

A comprehensive roundup of D.C. politics news and opinions

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:30 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 05/10/2011

D.C. budget tweaks could keep Circulator fares at $1, increase parking fees and fines

The most dramatic changes to Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s $10.8 billion spending plan have come from Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6), who is proposing to add enough money to keep Circulator bus fares at $1.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:15 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 05/10/2011

DeMorning DeBonis: May 10, 2011

A comprehensive roundup of D.C. politics news and opinions

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:46 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 05/09/2011

Roque Gerald resigns as D.C. Child and Family Services director

Roque R. Gerald has resigned as director of the District’s Child and Family Services Agency, less than a week after a court-appointed monitor delivered a mixed review of the troubled agency’s progress.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:08 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 05/09/2011

Gray budget would renege on ballpark promises, advocates say

The mayor’s budget plan would threaten a fund that was to bring $450 million in benefits as part of the 2004 deal to build a baseball stadium.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:39 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 05/09/2011

DeMorning DeBonis: May 9, 2011

A comprehensive roundup of D.C. politics news and opinions

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:58 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 05/06/2011

DeMorning DeBonis: May 6, 2011

A comprehensive roundup of D.C. politics news and opinions

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:24 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 05/05/2011

D.C. bag tax could expand after Montgomery passage

The Montgomery County Council’s passage of a broad five-cent tax on retail bags probably heralds the expansion of the District’s 17-month-old bag tax.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:42 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 05/05/2011

DeMorning DeBonis: May 5, 2011

A comprehensive roundup of D.C. politics news and opinions

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:29 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Bill Slover asked to resign from DCHA board

Mayor Vincent Gray has a prominent campaign supporter to resign from a major city board.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:43 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 05/04/2011

McDonnell, Wolf approach Gray about Dulles Metro station

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) and Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) have approached Mayor Vincent C. Gray about overturning a recent airports authority vote to build an underground Metro station at Dulles Airport.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:46 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 05/04/2011

DeMorning DeBonis: May 4, 2011

A comprehensive roundup of D.C. politics news and opinions

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:02 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Michelle Rhee a big draw for DCPS school auction

Michelle Rhee may no longer be D.C. Public Schools chancellor, but she still has earning power.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:26 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Fun facts about the D.C. special election results!

How the at-large D.C. Council results mirror those of last year’s mayoral primary, which precincts Vincent Orange did the best and worst in, which precincts had the highest and lowest turnout, and much more.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:27 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 05/03/2011

DeMorning DeBonis: May 3, 2011

A comprehensive roundup of D.C. politics news and opinions

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:54 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 05/02/2011

DeAfternoon DeBonis: May 2, 2011

A comprehensive roundup of D.C. politics news and opinions

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:55 PM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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