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D.C. Wire Archive: Kwame Brown

House panel approves D.C. school voucher bill

A House committee approved a bill Thursday to extend the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, advancing a key priority of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) that has long divided District leaders.

By Ben Pershing  | March 10, 2011; 4:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Congressional Oversight, D.C. Council, Education, Kwame Brown, Mayor Fenty  
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Evans puts Gray, Brown on notice; fears 'late-night' jokes

D.C. Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) has issued a biting critique of recent controversies involving Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) and D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown, telling his constituents that "everyone in the city" has been "taken aback by the events."

By Tim Craig  | March 4, 2011; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Kwame Brown, Mayor Fenty, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray  
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Kwame Brown vows to 'win back the trust' of residents

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown (D) said Tuesday he's going to work to "win back the trust" of city residents angered or troubled by his decision to request a "fully loaded" Lincoln Navigator that would have cost taxpayers $2,000 a month. Speaking to reporters after the council session, Brown said...

By Tim Craig  | March 1, 2011; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Joshua Lopez, Kwame Brown, Sekou Biddle  
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Kwame Brown's SUV was illegal, Wells says

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown "inappropriately requested" that District officials violate the law by providing him a leased Lincoln Navigator SUV that cost taxpayers $2,000 a month, according to a report issued this morning by D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6). Wells, the chairman of the Committee on Public...

By Tim Craig  | February 28, 2011; 10:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (94)
Categories:  2010 District Election, D.C. Council, Kwame Brown, vincent gray  
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Biddle opens a well-staffed office for council race

Interim DC. Council member Sekou Biddle (D-At large) opened his campaign office Sunday as he gears up for the April 26 citywide election, telling a room of supporters they have to move at "light speed" to fend off more than a half-dozen potential challengers.

By Tim Craig  | February 28, 2011; 9:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  April 26 special election, D.C. Council, Josh Lopez, Joshua Lopez, Kwame Brown, Marion Barry, Mary Cheh, Mayor Fenty, Sekou Biddle, Vincent C. Gray, Vincent Orange, vincent gray  
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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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Older Entries in This Category »

Gray looks to compromise on hospital board, Nikita R Stewart , February 15, 2011
Biddle sworn in as newest D.C. Council member, Mike DeBonis , January 7, 2011
D.C. Democrats secretly select Biddle, Tim Craig , January 7, 2011
Gandhi warns D.C. bond rating might fall, Nikita R Stewart , January 6, 2011
Sekou Biddle picks up another endorsement, Tim Craig , January 3, 2011
Big crowd celebrates Kwame Brown's birthday, Nikita Stewart , October 28, 2010
Live blog: D.C. Primary Day 2010 evening -- Returns trickle in, Christopher Dean Hopkins , September 14, 2010
FOP endorses Brown for council chair, Tim Craig , August 20, 2010
Drinks, bars and go-go in the D.C. campaign, Tim Craig and Nikita Stewart , August 13, 2010
Brown fundraiser for council chairman draws school construction crowd, Ann E. Marimow and Bill Turque , May 26, 2010
 
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