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D.C. Wire: December 12, 2010 - December 18, 2010

Gray plucks House counsel for next D.C. attorney general

D.C. Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray will announce this afternoon that he's nominating Irvin Nathan, the current general counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives, to be the city's next attorney general. Nathan, whom House Speaker Nancy Pelosi named House counsel in 2007, will replace Attorney General Peter Nickles if he...

By Tim Craig  | December 16, 2010; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray  
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Hildum steps down as D.C. juvenile justice chief

Robert Hildum, the interim head of the District's juvenile justice agency, who was installed in a shakeup over the summer, is stepping aside, he announced Wednesday morning.

By Henri Cauvin  | December 15, 2010; 11:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, D.C. Employees, Vincent C. Gray  
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Omnibus spending bill would cut D.C. funds by 1 percent

The District will get $11 million less from the federal government in 2011 than it did in 2010, if a newly released Senate version of an omnibus appropriations bill becomes law.

By Ben Pershing  | December 14, 2010; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, City Finances, Congressional Oversight  
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House to vote on putting D.C. statue in Capitol

The House will take up a bill this week adding one statue of a District luminary to the halls of the Capitol, as Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) tries to chalk up a small victory for the city before Congress adjourns.

By Ben Pershing  | December 14, 2010; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Congressional Oversight, Voting Rights  
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