Posts Tagged ‘d.c. lottery’

More Lottery-Related CBE Hijinx

The District government apparently cannot award D.C. Lottery-related contracts without some major drama involving the much-maligned Certified Business Enterprise program.
When the city awarded the lucrative lotto contract in December 2009, the inspector general later found that the Department of Small and Local Business Development, which is tasked with administering the CBE program, erred in two [...]

District Bizarrely Trying to Keep Already Public Records Confidential

Last week the Washington Post editorial page posted two internal reports on the city's politicized contracting process for the D.C. lottery. The reports were done by the Office of the Chief Financial Officer's top former internal investigator, Robert Andary. After the Post story ran, LL posted the investigator's notes Andary had used to write his [...]

Council Investigate Jim Graham? Don’t Bet On It

The opinion mavens at the Washington Post are mad as hell that Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham tried to trade his support for a would-be lottery contractor in exchange for getting the developer he wanted on a Metro development in his ward.
A recent report commissioned by Metro found that Graham, a former Metro board chairman, [...]

New Prince George’s County Casino Could Cost D.C.

LL has a hard time reconciling how Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley thinks he has a chance of being president in 2016 when one of his biggest accomplishments as governor could be opening some sure-to-be gaudy Las Vegas-style casino in Prince George's County. But hey, that's not LL's beat.
But the D.C. Lottery, which the feds are [...]

Bill Clinton, George Stephanopoulos Subpoenaed in D.C. Lottery Case

The epic tale of the D.C. lottery contract just got a little weirder: the District government has subpoenaed former President Bill Clinton and ABC newsman George Stephanopoulos as part of a civil case brought by a former city employee who says he was unjustly fired for protesting the lotto deal.
That employee, Eric Payne, just won [...]

The Wilson Building Today

LL was running around the Wilson Building today chasing various stories. Here are a few tidbits he picked up along the way:
1) The online gambling legislation is hilarious. At a gaggle with reporters after a lengthy hearing, Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans and hacks were still trying to figure the details of the law, which [...]