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D.C. Wire Archive: Budget

At-large council candidates debate budget, pay cuts, taxes and education

D.C. Council member Sekou Biddle (D-At large) said Wednesday night the city should get rid of taxpayer funded SUV's for top-ranking city officials and cut council members pay to help close a budget shortfall.

By Tim Craig  | February 24, 2011; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Bryan Weaver, Budget, Josh Lopez, Joshua Lopez, Kwame Brown, Sekou Biddle, Tim Craig  
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D.C. council member Sekou Biddle eyes tax hike for $125,000-plus wage earners

The District's newest council member, Sekou Biddle (D-At large), said Tuesday he will likely support a tax increase on the wealthy this year to help balance the budget, perhaps even on those who make as little as $125,000 per year.

By Tim Craig  | February 16, 2011; 9:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Budget, Josh Lopez, Joshua Lopez, Sekou Biddle, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray  
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House Republicans propose deep cuts to District, Metro budgets

House Republicans unveiled a spending resolution Friday night that would cut federal payments to the District by nearly $80 million and slash Metro funding by $150 million over the next eight months, as the GOP seeks to fulfill its campaign pledge to rein in government outlays.

By Ben Pershing  | February 11, 2011; 9:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Budget, City Finances, Congressional Oversight  
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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  
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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  
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House GOP proposal to cut D.C. budget stands little chance of passage

A proposal by House GOP conservatives to cut the District's budget has alarmed local officials, but the plan has little chance of becoming law.

By Ben Pershing  | January 21, 2011; 1:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Budget, City Finances, Congressional Oversight  
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Gandhi warns D.C. bond rating might fall, Nikita R Stewart , January 6, 2011
Council modifies welfare proposal, Tim Craig , December 21, 2010
D.C. Council rejects tax increase, Tim Craig , December 7, 2010
Protestors disrupt D.C. Council budget hearing, Tim Craig and Ann Marimow , December 7, 2010
Gray predicts $350-$400 million shortfall, Tim Craig , October 5, 2010
Gray wants hiring, promotion freeze, Tim Craig , September 29, 2010
Gray: It feels like country is in a 'depression', Tim Craig , September 29, 2010
Gandhi delivers grim news: Another $175 million shortfall, Nikita R Stewart , September 27, 2010
Funding restored for D.C. streetcars, Washington Post Editors , May 26, 2010
Council rejects higher taxes for wealthy residents, Washington Post Editors , May 26, 2010
Council votes to strip funds for streetcars, Washington Post editors , May 26, 2010
Gray aims to extend sales tax in place of fizzled soda tax, Christopher Dean Hopkins , May 25, 2010
Gandhi warns council on fee maneuver, Washington Post Editors , May 21, 2010
Council all but kills soda tax, Washington Post Editors , May 20, 2010
D.C. budget talks to be televised, Washington Post Editors , May 19, 2010
Brown pitches tax plan to D.C. wealthy, Washington Post Editors , May 13, 2010
Proposal to tax more D.C. services meets with protests, Washington Post Editors , May 6, 2010
Proposed soda tax could be derailed, Washington Post Editors , May 3, 2010
Is Fenty caving on meter fee increases?, Washington Post Editors , April 12, 2010
Fenty proposes to use bag tax money for street sweeping, Washington Post Editors , April 1, 2010
Under Fenty's budget, you would pay more to park, Christopher Dean Hopkins , April 1, 2010
Cost to shut federal offices due to snow: $71 million a day, Washington Post Editors , March 23, 2010
D.C. Council to receive report on ethics probe, Tim Craig , February 16, 2010
District agency facing $10 million budget hole, Washington Post editors , January 8, 2010
Gandhi: D.C. revenue is down, Anne Bartlett , December 16, 2009
Cuts Mean Fewer Library Hours, No Bookmobile, Washington Post Editors , September 17, 2009
Community Activists Protest Earmark Cuts, Christopher Dean Hopkins , September 16, 2009
Hearing Set on CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Finances, Giving, Washington Post Editors , August 31, 2009
Fenty Says He Is Dedicated to School Funding, Nikita R Stewart , July 30, 2009
D.C. Budget Earmarks: The Full List, Christopher Dean Hopkins , July 19, 2009
Riders Scraped From D.C. Appropriations Bill, Christopher Dean Hopkins , July 17, 2009
D.C. Budget: More Reader Thoughts, Christopher Dean Hopkins , May 13, 2009
D.C. Budget: The People's Pitches, Christopher Dean Hopkins , April 16, 2009
Council Members Will Skip Pay Raise, Nikita R Stewart , March 28, 2009
No More Money For Burials?, Nikita R Stewart , March 26, 2009
Budget Battles Continue for City, Marcia Davis , March 26, 2009
Fenty: No Raises for Workers Proposed for 2010, Marcia Davis , March 24, 2009
Fenty's Budget Testimony, David A Nakamura , March 23, 2009
D.C. Wire TV: Nakamura on Property Tax Appeals, Christopher Dean Hopkins , February 26, 2009
D.C. Might Outsource Summer Jobs Payroll, David A Nakamura , February 12, 2009
Council, Activists Battle Over Budget Cuts, Marcia Davis , November 10, 2008
Council Nixes Increase in Ambulance Fees, Nikita R Stewart , June 4, 2008
Budget Approved, Lottery Contract Tabled, Nikita R Stewart , May 13, 2008
Klingle to Stay Closed, Nikita R Stewart , May 13, 2008
Fenty's Options for New Budget Woes, David A Nakamura , May 7, 2008
Say What?!, David A Nakamura , May 5, 2008
 
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