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Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 9:06 PM
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By Tom Sherwood
      

Campaign for D.C. Charter Amendment Allowing Budget Autonomy

Six candidates are campaigning to win the April 23 special election for an at-large D.C. Council seat. Their signs are popping up here and there. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013 at 3:47 PM
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By Ben Nuckols

Obama Budget Plan Pushes D.C. Budget Autonomy

Obama Budget Plan Pushes D.C. Budget Autonomy

President Barack Obama's budget proposal includes a legislative provision that would give the District of Columbia greater control over its municipal budget. Read »

Monday, Jan 7, 2013 at 8:41 PM
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By Tom Sherwood
      

Battle Over D.C. Budget Referendum

The D.C. Council wants voters to approve a ballot measure in April to gain more control over how it spends billions of city dollars, but the District's attorney general slammed the idea, saying the vote violates... Read »

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012 at 10:17 AM
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By Ben Nuckols

DC Budget Autonomy Bill Pulled

DC Budget Autonomy Bill Pulled

A Senate committee withdrew consideration of a bill that would grant the District more control over its municipal budget. Read »

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 10:41 PM
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By Tom Sherwood
      

Relatively Quiet Budget Vote in D.C.

D.C. Council members were mostly all smiles Tuesday as they passed an $11 billion budget for 2013 with little of the rancor or harsh debate of recent years. Read »

Monday, May 7, 2012 at 5:15 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: McAuliffe to Run for Gov. -- If Warner Doesn't

PM Read: McAuliffe to Run for Gov. -- If Warner Doesn't

Democrat Terry McAuliffe said he would run for governor... unless Sen. Mark Warner does. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012 at 9:27 PM
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By BEN NUCKOLS

Lieberman Introduces D.C. Budget Autonomy Bill

Lieberman Introduces D.C. Budget Autonomy Bill

Sen. Joseph Lieberman introduced a bill that would give the District of Columbia more control over its municipal budget. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 4:19 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood: Red-Light Cams' Double Whammy

Sherwood: Red-Light Cams' Double Whammy

If Mayor Vincent Gray gets his way, those red-light cameras soon will be able to catch drivers speeding. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Resistance to Keeping Bars Open an Extra Hour

Resistance to Keeping Bars Open an Extra Hour

Closing time for bars in the District could be pushed back an hour if Mayor Vincent Gray gets his way, but some worry the move might create a "Bourbon Street atmosphere" in some neighborhoods. Read »

Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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By Tom Sherwood
      

Gray Wants Red-Light Cams to Catch Speeders

If Mayor Vincent Gray gets his way, those red-light cameras also will catch intersection speeders. Read »

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Tom Sherwood News4 Political Reporter Tom Sherwood is a reporter for News4 specializing in politics and the D.C. government.
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