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

Congress has federal budget figured out, moves on to D.C.’s

Seeing as how congressional Republicans have tidied up the federal budget and put the country back on sound fiscal footing, it seems like they’re more than happy to lend their services to the District’s own local budget.

The House Subcommittee on Health Care, D.C., Census, and the National Archives has scheduled a hearing Thursday morning where it will explore the District’s 2012 budget, which was introduced by Mayor Vince Gray in early April and is slowly making its way through the D.C. Council. Gray and D.C. Council Chair Kwame Brown will be on hand to testify, as will D.C. CFO Natwar Gandhi and Alice Rivlin, a Brookings Institution scholar, former member of the D.C. Control Board and member of Gray’s transition team. Jim Dinegar, CEO of the D.C. Board of Trade, and Matt Fabian, managing director of Municipal Market Advisors, will also be on hand.

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Martin Austermuhle blogs at DCist. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

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