The partial government shutdown made it even more abundantly clear to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray that the city’s finances are too intricately connected with the federal government, he said in his weekly radio address exclusive to All News 99.1.
A leading House Republican has introduced a new bill that would give the District of Columbia more control over its municipal budget, a move that creates more uncertainty around a referendum approved by district voters that would do many of the same things.
An effort by District of Columbia residents to give the city government more control over its municipal budget is about to reach a milestone.
A report from House Republicans is dismissing the District’s budget autonomy referendum as nonbinding.
While there were celebrations of America’s independence all over D.C. this weekend, there will be no such celebration for the District itself anytime soon.
Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton says the approval of a budget autonomy referendum by District of Columbia voters has led to new talks about a bill that would accomplish the same thing.
On Tuesday, voters in the nation’s capital are all but certain to approve a charter amendment that would grant the city more control over its municipal budget.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is urging city residents to vote for budget autonomy when the measure goes before voters next week.
Supporters of budget autonomy for the District of Columbia will be making their case to members of Congress and their staffs.