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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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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

Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi welcomed Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown to their new posts with a letter warning that District's hard-earned bond rating is in danger of falling with the depletion of reserves and any subsidy of United Medical Center. Gray (D) repeatedly...

By Nikita R Stewart  | January 6, 2011; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Budget, City Finances, Kwame Brown, Nikita Stewart, Vincent C. Gray, vincent gray  
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Council modifies welfare proposal

The D.C. Council is stepping away from its position to gradually remove all long-term welfare recipients from the rolls, instead embracing a proposal to punish only those families who do not take advantage of job training and placement programs.

By Tim Craig  | December 21, 2010; 11:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Budget, City Finances, D.C. Council, Tim Craig, 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)
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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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Older Entries in This Category »

D.C. Council rejects tax increase, Tim Craig , December 7, 2010
Gray predicts $350-$400 million shortfall, Tim Craig , October 5, 2010
Fenty to order hiring, spending freeze , Tim Craig , October 4, 2010
Gray: It feels like country is in a 'depression', Tim Craig , September 29, 2010
Fenty blocks vote-buying bill, Tim Craig , August 16, 2010
Council digs into Banneker deal, Nikita Stewart , July 9, 2010
Night meter rules lifted in some areas, Nikita Stewart , June 25, 2010
D.C. to auction off former Greater Southeast Hospital, Washington Post Editors , June 7, 2010
Housing director not sold on CFO takeover, Washington Post Editors , 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
Skinner to testify again before D.C. Council, Washington Post Editors , April 28, 2010
Bag tax raises $150,000, but far fewer bags used, Washington Post Editors , March 29, 2010
Union decries Fenty, Cheh procurement plans, Washington Post Editors , March 23, 2010
Gandhi warns against more borrowing, Washington Post Editors , March 18, 2010
Mendelson to look into EMS overtime, Washington Post Editors , March 17, 2010
D.C. city revenue estimates again decline, Nikita Stewart , February 24, 2010
Gray proposes extension to contract deadline, Anne Bartlett , January 15, 2010
Catania blasts Fenty over AIDS/HIV meeting, Washington Post Editors , January 11, 2010
District agency facing $10 million budget hole, Washington Post editors , January 8, 2010
Nickles comments on Fenty's security detail, Washington Post Editors , December 23, 2009
Auditor takes issue with D.C. Council earmarks, Washington Post Editors , December 21, 2009
Gandhi: D.C. revenue is down, Anne Bartlett , December 16, 2009
Nickles explains why lawyers got bonuses past deadline, Christopher Dean Hopkins , December 16, 2009
Fenty friend who got controversial parks contract won't testify, Christopher Dean Hopkins , November 28, 2009
Thomas issues subpoena for Hartsock, Anne Bartlett , November 5, 2009
Gray: More questions about contract awards, Anne Bartlett , November 2, 2009
Mayor Says Police, Fire Retirement Benefits Preserved , Theola Labbé-DeBose , October 6, 2009
Moten, Gray Meet on Budget Cuts, Anne Bartlett , September 30, 2009
Youths Protest D.C. Funding Cuts, Anne Bartlett , September 23, 2009
District Delays Carefirst Decision, Anne Bartlett , September 23, 2009
Cuts Mean Fewer Library Hours, No Bookmobile, Washington Post Editors , September 17, 2009
D.C. Calls Off Tax Sale Following Legal Challenge, Anne Bartlett , September 9, 2009
Hearing Set on CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Finances, Giving, Washington Post Editors , August 31, 2009
Tax Office Misdirecting Refund Checks, Catania Says, Christopher Dean Hopkins , July 1, 2009
Prosecutors Trying Plea Deal in OCTO Kickback Case, Christopher Dean Hopkins , June 25, 2009
Kwame Brown: Nats Should Pay for Metro Costs, David A Nakamura , April 24, 2009
Be Mayor for a Day: Play the D.C. Budget Game , David A Nakamura , April 14, 2009
Fenty's Budget Testimony, David A Nakamura , March 23, 2009
Gray and Cheh Call for OCTO Briefing, Marcia Davis , March 20, 2009
City to Lay Off Hundreds of Workers, David A Nakamura , March 19, 2009
New D.C. Website for Stimulus Money, Marcia Davis , March 3, 2009
D.C. Gets Its First AAA Bond Rating , Marcia Davis , March 3, 2009
Activists Call for D.C. Budget Transparency, David A Nakamura , February 26, 2009
CFO Gandhi: "The Plot ... Sickens", David A Nakamura , February 25, 2009
Economic Woes: City Faces Another $500 Million Shortfall, David A Nakamura , February 24, 2009
D.C. Inauguration Costs: $48.5 million, David A Nakamura , February 12, 2009
CFO Fires Contract Chief, Marcia Davis , January 9, 2009
Read D.C.'s Fiscal Outlook Letter From Gandhi, David A Nakamura , December 19, 2008
District Faces New $127 Million Budget Shortfall, David A Nakamura , December 18, 2008
Dear, Dr. Gandhi, You're the Best! Love, Harriette, David A Nakamura , December 18, 2008
CFO Gandhi to Create New Position: Chief Risk Officer, David A Nakamura , December 15, 2008
Tax Break for the Shoppers, Marcia Davis , November 28, 2008
Council Approves $46 Million Budget Freeze, Marcia Davis , November 11, 2008
Council to Cut Another $50 Million from Budget, David A Nakamura , November 7, 2008
Peter Nickles: Bank of America Like Disney Land, David A Nakamura , October 31, 2008
Catania Conducts Own Budget Analysis, David A Nakamura , October 29, 2008
Budget Woes: Catania Seeks Delay of Healthy DC, David A Nakamura , October 28, 2008
How Much Money Did Your Agency Lose?, David A Nakamura , October 6, 2008
Fenty Details Budget Cuts , David A Nakamura , October 6, 2008
One Bright Spot to Budget Woes, David A Nakamura , September 24, 2008
Gandhi: Gustus Won't Get Job Back, David A Nakamura , September 24, 2008
Gandhi: D.C. Facing $131 Million Revenue Shortfall , David A Nakamura , September 23, 2008
City Hits Lottery Firm with $1.4 Million Fine , David A Nakamura , September 18, 2008
Wall Street Crisis Impacts D.C. Bonds, David A Nakamura , September 18, 2008
Harriette Walters: 28 Trips to Vegas, 13 to Atlantic City, David A Nakamura , September 17, 2008
Plea Deal Nears in Tax Office Scandal; Gandhi Reacts, David A Nakamura , September 15, 2008
It's Payday for the Summer Jobs Program, Marcia Davis , August 15, 2008
Congress, City Spar over WASA, David A Nakamura , June 18, 2008
Gandhi Fights Back, David A Nakamura , May 29, 2008
Catania Attacks Baseball Projections, David A Nakamura , May 28, 2008
In Case You Missed It:, Marcia Davis , May 22, 2008
Business Property Tax Cut is $21 Million, David A Nakamura , May 12, 2008
Business Tax Cut Still Alive, David A Nakamura , May 8, 2008
The Numbers Are In, David A Nakamura , May 7, 2008
New Gandhi Spokesman, David A Nakamura , April 18, 2008
Questions Linger on Lottery Contract, Yolanda Woodlee , April 10, 2008
The CAFR: Read All About It, David A Nakamura , April 10, 2008
The Tax Man and the Coffee Shop, Marcia Davis , April 10, 2008
Breaking News: Lottery Contract Withdrawn, David A Nakamura , April 9, 2008
Lottery Bids and Battles, Marcia Davis , April 8, 2008
A Lot of Lawyers at Lottery Hearing, Yolanda Woodlee , April 7, 2008
Fenty v. Council on Business Tax Relief, David A Nakamura , April 4, 2008
Whither the CAFR?, David A Nakamura , April 3, 2008
 
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