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D.C. Wire: December 5, 2010 - December 11, 2010

Cardin proposes moving New Beginnings facility to Walter Reed campus

Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin (D) sent a legislative message to District officials this week, proposing to move the New Beginnings youth detention center from Laurel to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center campus.

By Ben Pershing and Henri Cauvin  | December 9, 2010; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Crime and Public Safety  
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Gray, Cheh get down at Post awards party

Your Browser Does Not Support IFrames. Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray made an appearance at The Washington Post's after party for the Eugene Meyer Awards Wednesday night. The annual celebration honors Post employees for their contributions to the company. Gray (D) was already speaking to the D.C. Tenants' Advocacy Council at...

By Nikita Stewart  | December 9, 2010; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Life at TWP, Nikita Stewart, Vincent C. Gray  
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Gray announces more appointments

Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray will announce more members of his executive office team Thursday, drawing largely from his council staff, sources said.

By Nikita Stewart  | December 9, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Vincent C. Gray, vincent gray  
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Housing Authority leader Todman gets 'interim' taken off title

Adrianne Todman was appointed by the board of the D.C. Housing Authority today to be the agency's permanent executive director. Todman took over the agency on an interim basis more than a year ago, after longtime director Michael Kelly left to become general manager of the New York City Housing...

By Jonathan O'Connell  | December 8, 2010; 3:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Affordable Housing  
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Council poised to enact unpaid furlough for city workers

The D.C. Council is poised to approve a revised 2011 budget today that calls for all non-essential city employees to take four furlough days on holidays, meaning they will not get paid time off on those days.

By Tim Craig  | December 7, 2010; 1:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Budget, City Finances, D.C. Council, D.C. Employees, Kwame Brown, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray  
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D.C. Council rejects tax increase

The D.C. Council voted 8 to 5 on Tuesday to reject a pair of proposals to raise income taxes to prevent deep cuts to many social service programs, including those that help low-income residents pay for childcare and rent.

By Tim Craig  | December 7, 2010; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  Budget, City Finances, Congressional Oversight, D.C. Council, Jim Graham, Marion Barry, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray  
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Protestors disrupt D.C. Council budget hearing

The D.C. Council's budget hearing Tuesday morning got off to a raucous start as crowds of advocates filled the chamber. Even before Council Chairman Vincent Gray could finish announcing the date and location of the meeting, he was interrupted by protesters, who shouted and jeered. "Sir, either sit down or...

By Tim Craig and Ann Marimow  | December 7, 2010; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Budget  
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Three council members to propose tax hikes; Gray's position unclear

Three D.C. Council members plan to push ahead Tuesday with proposals to raise taxes to help solve the city's budget shortfall, even though Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray (D) is not likely to go along with the idea. Gray, the council chairman, is putting the final touches on refinements he made...

By Tim Craig  | December 6, 2010; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Budget  
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