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Budget autonomy goes to court

Council chairman will file a lawsuit Wednesday against the mayor and CFO, challenging their refusal to recognize referendum.

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D.C. Council sues mayor, CFO over budget autonomy vote

D.C. Council sues mayor, CFO over budget autonomy vote

“We have no choice,” Chairman Phil Mendelson said, throwing the referendum dispute to the courts.

Arlington’s newest board member attacks streetcar funds

Only a week after election, Vihstadt seeks to halt streetcar funds

Bipartisanship, bluegrass, bony fish at Va. shad planking

Bipartisanship, bluegrass, bony fish at Va. shad planking

Sen. Mark Warner and other Va. politicians of all stripes gather at the annual political meet-and-greet.

Emancipation Day crowd is thin but mostly enthusiastic

Emancipation Day crowd is thin but mostly enthusiastic

For the ninth year, D.C. celebrated with a morning parade.

D.C. Council to sue mayor over budget spending law

D.C. Council to sue mayor over budget spending law

Council says Vincent Gray is violating voter-approved budget measure.

Funding tiff settled, D.C.’s Emancipation Day parade is a go

Next year, the mayor’s office will retain control of the yearly Pennsylvania Avenue event.

Funding snag threatens Hyattsville Pizzeria Paradiso plan

Delays in Prince George’s County have put the project’s federal grant money in jeopardy.

D.C. Council weighs ceding power to mayor

Measure would end council votes on scores of multimillion-dollar contracts negotiated each year by mayor.

First gay D.C. mayor? We can wait, some Democrats say.

First gay D.C. mayor? We can wait, some Democrats say.

David Catania would become the city’s first openly gay mayor, but some activists are putting party first.

Emancipation parade in doubt after spending is questioned

Emancipation parade in doubt after spending is questioned

The mayor is refusing to absorb extra costs, saying a D.C. Council member should have stuck to the budget.

Warnings of a D.C. government shutdown amid feud

D.C. mayor and council spar over whether city should buck Congress on budget autonomy.

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Failure up and down

Failure up and down

Relisha Rudd was failed by those most responsible for her welfare.

What does Bowser stand for?

What does Bowser stand for?

Muriel Bowser will have to get specific in the D.C. general election.

Democrats eye independent runs for Catania’s at-large Council seat

Alexander and Wells look to expand their bailiwicks; Silverman and Hagler want to move beyond activism.

The lame-duck budget

The lame-duck budget

Vincent Gray’s budget seeks to seal his legacy.

Major overhaul of D.C. transportation agencies proposed

Major overhaul of D.C. transportation agencies proposed

Council member Mary Cheh wants new agencies for parking tickets and transit and an end to taxi commission.

Key D.C. agency officials set to depart Gray administration

Announcements are first signs of a “brain drain” for the lame-duck mayor.

D.C. attorney general election is unlikely this year

D.C. Council members oppose bill that would mandate an unusual all-comers voting process.

Study: Wait times among longest for D.C. area voters

Study: Wait times among longest for D.C. area voters

Pew reports improved election administration nationally and in region in 2012.

D.C. Council spars with Gray over budget

D.C. Council spars with Gray over budget

First public hearing since election suggests little might come easy for Gray for remainder of term

Tom Lindenfeld sets himself apart from D.C. strategists

Tom Lindenfeld sets himself apart from D.C. strategists

Washington is full of political consultants, but few dive into District politics the way Tom Lindenfeld does.

In Bowser’s inner circle, many Fenty supporters

In Bowser’s inner circle, many Fenty supporters

Her team’s makeup could complicate the mayoral nominee’s efforts to unite Democrats for the general election.

Gray and Bowser embrace, but mayor’s support unclear

Gray and Bowser embrace, but mayor’s support unclear

Democratic unity breakfast brings no grand gesture of conciliation as four years ago

Lopez drops out of 8th congressional district race

The state delegate says he lacks the necessary funds to compete in a crowded Democratic primary.

Gray doesn’t promise to support Bowser for mayor

Gray doesn’t promise to support Bowser for mayor

D.C. mayor says he hasn’t called to congratulate primary victor, though he’s sure they’ll talk in coming weeks

Gray’s budget avoids several tax-reform recommendations

Gray’s budget avoids several tax-reform recommendations

Spending plan offers modest income and business tax relief but shies away from more controversial measures.

Bowser’s work isn’t done

Bowser’s work isn’t done

The general election race for mayor could be hotly contested.

Gray’s defeat sets up nine months of political upheaval

Gray’s defeat sets up nine months of political upheaval

The mayor will kick off his extended lame-duck stint when he presents his final budget to lawmakers Thursday.

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Three questions to consider as Bowser prepares for Catania

Three questions to consider as Bowser prepares for Catania

COLUMN If she wins mayoralty, Bowser needs to show that she governs as well as she campaigns.

Voter turnout for D.C. primary lowest in three decades

Voter turnout for D.C. primary lowest in three decades

About one-quarter of eligible voters cast ballots in the mayoral primary, a significant drop from 2010.