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.
Oral arguments are set to begin in a lawsuit that’s pitting one branch of District of Columbia government against another.
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.
District of Columbia leaders are pushing on several fronts for Congress not to have any say over the city’s local budget. The district’s delegate to Congress wants the same freedom granted to the rest of the city’s laws.