Mayor Vincent Gray’s D.C. budget plan

April 1, 2011
TIGHT BUDGET

Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2012 calls for $187 million in spending cuts and $127.2 million in tax and fee increases.

Some of the spending cuts

Economic development: $22 million

Public safety : $18 million

Public education: $18.2 million

Social services: $113.4 million

Public works: $9.2 million

Higher fees

Income tax: .4 percent increase to 8.9 percent on those earning $200,000 or more

Parking garage tax: 6 percent increase to 18 percent

Off-premise alcohol tax: 1 percent increase to 10 percent

Circulator fare: by $1 to $2

Franchise tax: from $250 to $1,000 for firms grossing $1 million or more

SOURCE: Mayor’s fiscal 2012 budget

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