Loose Lips Daily: I’m Not Leaving Edition
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Good afternoon sweet readers! LL's been working this morning, which is why this "news" roundup is wayyy late. Here's a speed-read version.
I'm Not Going Anywhere: Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. told his supporters Monday that he's not going to resign. The Post and Jonetta wish he'd reconsider and that more elected officials would speak up. Mayor Vince Gray isn't going to call on his friend to resign, so there.
AFTER THE JUMP: Catania loses, Teacher (union) Fight; Where's the Pot?
You Lose, Catania: CFO Nat Gandhi won the latest round in his bout with Councilmember David Catania, with a ruling from Attorney General Irv Nathan that supports Gandhi's view that he hasn't mistakenly left millions of commercial real estate taxes on the table.
Speaking of Fights: Washington Teachers Union President Nathan Saunders is at odds with union Vice President Candi Peterson, whom Nathan suspended without pay. Peterson says Saunders verbally abused her, "like how you would talk to a dog." Saunders says it's not true.
In Other News:
- Ron Linton is new Taxicab Commission boss, says he's keeping an open mind on medallions.
- Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton says park service must be more responsive.
- Gray: I did not grow up 150 years ago.
- Where's the pot stores already?
- Is planning director Harriet Tregoning invincible?
- Who Peter Rosenstein thinks would make good elected A.G.'s.
- D.C. region’s housing market: tops in the nation.
- After judge’s ruling on tougher pollution standards for the Anacostia, DC Water GM is worried about higher water bills.
Gray sked: Presser, summer jobs luncheon.
Council sked: Recess.