Auditor takes issue with D.C. Council earmarks
A D.C. government audit has found that tens of millions of earmarks doled out by members of the D.C. Council during fiscal 2009 went to groups that owe back taxes, are not licensed to do business in the District or have other problems, according to the Washington Examiner, which got a sneak-peak at a report scheduled to be released publicly Tuesday.
You will recall that the council voted in July not to award any earmarks this year, prompted by a budget shortfall and the revelation that council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) steered taxpayer money to an organization run by his one-time girlfriend.
-- Sandhya Somashekhar
Washington Post Editors
December 21, 2009; 5:31 PM ET
Categories: City Finances , City Life , D.C. Council , Marion Barry
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