Over the past two weeks, D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) has received a great deal of attention for co-sponsoring a bill that would toss more than 7,000 families off the welfare (or “TANF”) rolls because they have been...
Recently, D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) and I introduced legislation that would — consistent with federal regulations — limit Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) benefits to five years. My legislation, while imperfect and incomplete, is intended to...
Which would you rather have running Mayor-elect Vincent Gray's transportation transition team? A former city administrator under Marion Barry, who was running the city during the famous episode where Barry flippantly dismissed snow plowing failures while he was at...
| November 4, 2010; 3:22 PM ET |
Categories: D.C., D.C. politics, HotTopic, Local blog network, Marion Barry, Vincent Gray, traffic, transportation
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During the streetcar debate, D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) has repeatedly expressed puzzlement that a streetcar line is being planned for H Street. He seems to think the idea appeared out of the blue. But he shouldn't...
| June 1, 2010; 12:30 PM ET |
Categories: D.C., HotTopic, Local blog network, Marion Barry, transportation | Tags: DC, DDOT, Marion Barry, Phil Mendelson, streetcars
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What’s the right response to allegations of corruption involving D.C. Council member Marion Barry?
By Kathy Patterson Washington The recent uproar over D.C. Council members’ contracts and earmarks, as well as budget decisions being made behind closed doors, highlights the need for greater accountability on the part of the D.C. Council. That said, the...