Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

D.C. Wire: January 30, 2011 - February 5, 2011

GOP spending outline foreshadows District budget cuts

House Republicans unveiled a plan Thursday to reduce government spending by $32 billion over the next several months, and delivered fresh evidence that they intend to cut the District's budget in the process.

By Ben Pershing  | February 4, 2011; 9:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Budget, Congressional Oversight  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

CentroNia founder to be named deputy mayor for health and human services

Beatriz "BB" Otero, founder and chief executive of CentroNia, a multicultural learning center in Columbia Heights, will oversee a cluster of agencies as the new deputy mayor for health and human services, according to two sources with knowledge of the appointment.

By Nikita R Stewart  | February 4, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Nikita Stewart, Vincent C. Gray  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Bryan Weaver's campaign to be chaired by former Clinton administration official

President Bill Clinton's former political director will be chairing Bryan Weaver's campaign for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council, the Weaver campaign announced today. Minyon Moore, who served in the Clinton White House from 1997 through 2000, will oversee Weaver's fundraising and campaign strategy heading into the April 26 special election.

By Tim Craig  | February 3, 2011; 4:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bryan Weaver, Tim Craig  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

D.C. financial report reveals surplus, ongoing management issues

Several weeks after then-Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) and the D.C. Council, led by then-Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray (D) scrambled to close a budget gap for fiscal 2011, Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi announced Tuesday that an annual audit shows a $3.4 million surplus in local funds in...

By Nikita Stewart and Mike DeBonis  | February 1, 2011; 6:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Budget, Mike DeBonis, Natwar Gandhi, Nikita Stewart, Vincent C. Gray  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Council member wants Pepco to foot the bill for customers' lodging during outages

Under the proposal by Council member Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4), which was co-sponsored by eight council members, Pepco would have to pay "reasonable hotel costs" to accommodate a resident if the power goes out when its less than 32 degrees in the winter or higher than 95 degrees in the summer.

By Tim Craig  | February 1, 2011; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

D.C. council candidates blast Democratic party leaders

Several potential Democratic candidates in seeking the D.C. Council seat currently filled by interim member Sekou Biddle are rebelling against the local Democratic Party, accusing it of unfairly trying to anoint Biddle as the leading candidate in the April 26 special election.

By Tim Craig  | January 31, 2011; 1:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Sekou Biddle, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray, Vincent Orange, vincent gray  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company