Coming up today in the D.C. region:

D.C. tax office: Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi is scheduled to testify before a D.C. Council committee today at 11 a.m. about problems in his agency.

Hanukkah: President Obama is expected to host a Hanukkah reception at the White House this evening. It is the sixth night of the Jewish holiday.

Che Brown: The brother of former D.C. Council chairman Kwame Brown is due in court today to plead guilty to bank fraud charges.

Death penalty: Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is expected to meet with NAACP President Benjamin Jealous this morning to discuss the possible repeal of the death penalty.