Posts Tagged ‘Children and Youth Investment Trust’

If Earmarks Were Prohibited, How Did Harry Thomas Jr. Get Them?

Last summer, D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray was faced with a crisis.
For one thing, he and city legislators were faced with a last-minute budget crunch to the tune of $660 million. They were given two weeks to find a solution. Meanwhile, the antics of Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry had exposed the sordid practice [...]

Ximena Hartsock Headed to Youth Trust?

Whither Ximena Hartsock?
The soon-to-be-ex-director of the city parks and recreation department might have been rejected by the D.C. Council, but Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has made no bones about declaring Hartsock to be a model municipal administrator deserving of continued government employment.
And yet, the confirmation battle has soured relations between Hartsock and several councilmembers, making [...]