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Judge Bars DC From Putting Budget Law Into Effect

A federal judge on Monday barred the District of Columbia from implementing a law that purported to allow the city to spend its local tax dollars without authorization from Congress.

05/19/2014

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Arguments Set in DC Budget Autonomy Lawsuit

Oral arguments are set to begin in a lawsuit that’s pitting one branch of District of Columbia government against another.

05/13/2014

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D.C. Council Sues Mayor Gray Over Budget Autonomy Law

The D.C. Council is suing Mayor Vincent Gray’s office over a law that gives the city more control over its local budget.

04/17/2014

Sen. Mark Begich, a democrat from Alaska, said he wants more than news conferences from fellow Democrats pushing gun control legislation and is considering joining a GOP-led filibuster. (Photo by Jeff Schultz for The Washington Post via Getty Images.)

Alaska Senator Commits to Push Budget Autonomy in D.C.

Members of the House representing the District are pushing to move forward on budget autonomy in the nation’s capital, and have committed Senator Mark Begich (D-Alaska) to help their efforts.

03/28/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the Union Depot in St Paul, Minn., on Feb. 26, 2014. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Pres. Obama’s Budget Calls For D.C. Autonomy

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton is applauding the fact that Pres. Barack Obama’s fiscal 2015 budget includes language about granting the District budget and legislative autonomy.

03/04/2014

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Congress: D.C. Budget Autonomy Referendum Invalid

The investigative arm of Congress says a referendum passed by District of Columbia voters to give the city more control over its own budget has “no legal effect.”

01/30/2014

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Gray: ‘We No Longer Have the Luxury of Being a Company Town’

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.

10/20/2013

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GOP Leader Introduces New D.C. Budget Autonomy Bill

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.

07/24/2013

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Budget Referendum About to Become Law

An effort by District of Columbia residents to give the city government more control over its municipal budget is about to reach a milestone.

07/22/2013

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House Report Dismisses DC Autonomy Referendum

A report from House Republicans is dismissing the District’s budget autonomy referendum as nonbinding.

07/17/2013

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