Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) and council members were set to distribute $21 million in earmarks for fiscal 2010. Fenty has proposed cutting earmarks to $8 million, a 60 percent reduction across the board. Here are the largest and smallest earmarks before and after the proposed reductions:
SOURCE: Mayor's revised budget | The Washington Post - July 21, 2009
Barry Tops Peers in Contract Spending Article | In recent years, D.C. Council member Marion Barry has spent far more of taxpayers' money on outside contracts than his colleagues, and he has few records indicating just what the city got in return.
Outlook brightens for D.C. budget D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced Tuesday that the District's revenue forecast for the coming fiscal year has improved by $105 million, a windfall brought on by an improving local economy that could forestall crippling budget cuts.