District of DeBonis: D.C. Council


Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 04/08/2014

D.C. Council will not resurrect attorney general election

Council members balk at plan to put top legal office on November ballot.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:35 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Council, Politics

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 10/16/2012

D.C. Council is sued after refusing to disclose members’ e-mails

A group of transparency advocates is challenging the council's policy of not sharing work-related e-mails sent or received on personal accounts.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:46 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Council, Politics, Transparency

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 10/16/2012

Jim Graham and the changing art of the political deal

Graham's likely to escape major sanctions for breaking Metro's conflict of interest rules. But the report may change the culture of the D.C. Council.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:19 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Council, Politics, Power

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Catania wants more transparency in D.C. finance audits

The D.C. Council member wants to go above and beyond CFO Natwar Gandhi's new promises of transparency.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:42 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Council, OCFO, Politics

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Michael Brown says he’s not a target of campaign probe

Federal prosecutors, however, won't confirm Brown's claims.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:48 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Council, DCision 2012, Politics

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Another delay for H Street/Benning Road streetcar line

A neighborhood’s move to block plans could add 90 days, or more, to the current estimated opening date.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:29 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Council, Politics, Transportation

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Jack Evans will recess tax office hearing to attends Nats game

"It's the first playoff game in Washington since 1933!" the sports-loving D.C. Council member explained.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:12 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Council, Sports

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 10/09/2012

D.C.’s unique brand of bipartisanship

Only in D.C. would a Republican candidate endorse her Democratic foe.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:18 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Council, DCision 2012

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Blame empty D.C. homeless shelter beds on the ‘fiscal cliff’

Uncertainty over federal spending cuts means about 120 available shelter space is going unused.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:57 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Council, Money, Poverty

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Yvette Alexander vs. Ron Moten: Round 1

The Ward 7 incumbent and her feisty challenger kept things mostly civil. But there were a few fun exchanges.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:09 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Council, DCision 2012

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Eleanor Holmes Norton less than enthused about new budget autonomy tactic

Norton issued a statement giving something well short of an endorsement of the referendum strategy being pushed by the D.C. Council.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:46 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Council, Eleanor Holmes

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 03/29/2012

D.C. Council can’t escape politics of pay raises

Rather than wade into the pay-hike minefield two or three times a decade, council members now have to do so yearly.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:44 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. council, D.C. city government

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Harry Thomas Jr. resumes paying D.C. back

Thomas has made a new payment toward his $300,000 settlement over diverting taxpayer funds to his own bank account.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:31 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Harry Thomas Jr., D.C. city government, D.C. Council