Bowser, unlike Gray, backs budget autonomy.
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But the CFO has his mind made up.
So much for that idea. Despite a 2013 referendum, the District can't just grant itself budget autonomy, according to a federal judge's opinion issued this morning.
The ruling is a loss for the D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, who sued Vince Gray and Chief Financial Officer Jeff DeWitt to make them abide by the referendum after D.C. Attorney General Irv Nathan said it had no legal [...]
The fight over the District's budget autonomy went to U.S. District Court this morning, with Judge Emmet G. Sullivan considering whether the provision, approved in a referendum last year, is legal.
The lawsuit, initiated by D.C. Council chairman Phil Mendelson, seeks to force Vince Gray and Chief Financial Officer Jeff DeWitt to abide by the terms of the voter measure.
If the Council's side [...]
A supporter of the D.C. Council's side in the lawsuit over District budget autonomy floated a counterintuitive theory to LL recently: that defendant Vince Gray actually wants to lose, since a defeat of the mayor's more cautious approach to budget autonomy would mean more power for the city's government.
Well, apparently Gray's not that eager to lose. According to [...]
The D.C. Council's fight with Mayor Vince Gray over budget autonomy could be resolved only two weeks before the Council has to make its first vote on the mayor's budget, according to a schedule laid out today in a federal court hearing over the lawsuit filed by the Council and Chairman Phil Mendelson against Gray and Chief Financial [...]
The District could face a self-imposed shutdown or even the return of the financial control board if the D.C. Council passes a budget later this year that follows the 2013 budget autonomy referendum, Vince Gray and Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey DeWitt warned in letters to Council chairman Phil Mendelson this afternoon.
While Gray's administration and attorney [...]
The shutdown deal passed in Congress yesterday only keeps the federal government running until Jan. 15, meaning the country could be only three months away from another shutdown. A potential future shutdown then would be easier on the District, though, because, the deal includes a special provision to allow the District to spend its own funds [...]
The District has been going through ideas to stay open during the government shutdown about as fast as it's going through its contingency fund.
First there was the "just stay open" plan, then the plan to declare all employees essential. Mayor Vince Gray settled on spending the city's $144 million contingency fund, which is legal because it [...]
Mayor Vince Gray and members of the D.C. Council were supposed to talk this morning about preparations for a partial shutdown of the city government in the event of a federal government shutdown. Instead, they left breakfast considering a plan that would keep the city government open and break federal law.
During a presentation from City Administrator [...]