Author Archive for Aaron Wiener

Bowser Pitches Sales-Tax Hike, Program Cuts to Make Up Budget Shortfall

Facing a shortfall of more than $200 million, Mayor Muriel Bowser has drafted a $12 billion budget.

Mayor for Life—and Then Some

Mayor-for-Now Vince Gray just announced the memorial schedule for Mayor-for-Life Marion Barry, and it's a sendoff fit for royalty. The ceremony for the Ward 8 D.C. councilmember, who died early Sunday morning, will begin at 9 a.m. tomorrow, when Barry's casket arrives at the John A. Wilson Building to lie in repose for 24 hours. The casket will [...]

David and Goliath, Redux: This Time the Underdog Didn’t Even Come Close

What would he change if he could? "Not one thing."

Catania Concedes to Bowser: “Not All Fights Are Winnable”

"The important thing is to fight," the independent mayoral candidate told supporters.

Winning Streak on the Line, Catania Gives Himself Even Odds

The candidate says he hasn't lost a race since the third grade.

Gimme Shelter—No, Really

Voters would support a new homeless shelter in their neighborhoods if D.C. General closed, especially east of the Anacostia.

On McMillan, Location Matters

Most voters don't have an opinion on the development there.

Muriel Wowser: Low Turnout Couldn’t Stop Bowser

Muriel Bowser’s overwhelming victory in Tuesday’s Democratic mayoral primary sealed a yearlong effort to persuade undecided voters that she was the most viable alternative to scandal-tinged Mayor Vince Gray. But on Election Day itself, she had trouble finding any of those voters.
In keeping with her campaign mantra of “All Eight Wards,” Bowser traveled across the city [...]

Muriel Bowser: “A Lot of Our Friends Were With Other Candidates…I’ll Be Their Mayor, Too”

Declaring victory in the race for the Democratic mayoral nomination, Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser sought to unite the fractious Democratic field ahead of November's general election.
"A lot of our friends were with other candidates," Bowser said in her victory speech. "And it's my job to let them know that I'll be their mayor, too."
The [...]

Shelter Woes Bring Bowser Support in Homeless Community

Last week, as the mayoral primary race entered its final stretch, Donnell Harris tweeted at me with a type of image that's not too uncommon during campaign season: a photo of himself with the mayor, out on the trail.
@aaronwiener hey aaron its donnell I asked the mayor about homelessness he said no one will end up on [...]