D.C. Council

D.C. Council to Hear Testimony on 911 Center ReformsDistrict of Columbia lawmakers are set to examine efforts to reform the city's 911 call center.
D.C. Council Members Face Off in Ping Pong InvitationalD.C. councilmembers faced off in a ping pong invitational Friday.
D.C. Council Considers Requiring Physical Trainers be Licensed by a BoardGyms in the District are already adapting to the so-called "yoga tax," and now the D.C. Council is considering a proposal that would require trainers be licensed by a board in the city.
D.C. Council Considers Bill on Harsher Penalties for ATVs, Dirt BikesDirt bikes and ATVs present a tough problem for D.C. Police. Officers can't give chase, and these vehicles are increasingly intimidating neighborhoods.
D.C. Lawmaker Wants to Impound Cars of Suspected 'Johns'A D.C. Council member wants to combat what he calls a rise in street prostitution by impounding the cars of people who pick up prostitutes.
D.C. Council Holding Hearing on 'Death With Dignity' BillD.C. Council members are holding a hearing on a bill that would allow an adult with a terminal illness to get medication to end his or her life.
D.C. Council Approves Tougher Penalties for Synthetic DrugsThe D.C. Council has unanimously approved emergency legislation that would allow the police chief to temporarily shut down businesses that sell synthetic drugs.
D.C. Council Votes to Cut Taxes Starting in SeptemberThe D.C. Council has voted to cut income taxes for middle-class and wealthier residents starting in September.
D.C. Council Approves $13B Budget for 2016With minimal debate, the District has a budget for 2016.
D.C. Council Wants to Scale Back Police Body CamerasThe D.C. Council is proposing scaling back the body-camera program for city police until the department shows it's ready.
Ward 8 Candidates to Debate MondayCandidates for the D.C. Council Ward 8 seat formerly held by "Mayor for Life" Marion Barry will debate Monday night.
Former D.C. Councilmember Goes Into Strip Club BusinessFormer D.C. Councilmember Jim Graham is now in the strip club business.