Posts Tagged ‘Joe Mamo’

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Vince Gray gets the living wage bill for a signature or veto. [Post]
Post ed board tells Attorney General Irv Nathan to leave gas king Joe Mamo alone. [Post]
DCPS parents want recess to be longer. [Post]
D.C. police on alert ahead of potential attack on Syria. [Times]
D.C. police boat sinks two other boats. [AP, WAMU]
District investigates Medstar's insurance plan. [WBJ]
Jeff Bezos talks about [...]

Attorney General Sues Gas King Joe Mamo

District Attorney General Irv Nathan is giving more scrutiny to D.C. gas baron Joe Mamo, who owns nearly half of the District's gas stations.
The District filed suit yesterday against Mamo, three of his companies, and ExxonMobil, alleging that Mamo's agreements with Exxon unfairly eliminate competition from other gasoline wholesalers. Mamo owns gas stations, sells wholesale gasoline to [...]

Anita Bonds Gets Her Own Power-Player Fundraiser

A few weeks ago, some of the city's biggest local lobbyists threw a fundraiser for D.C. Council candidate Michael Brown, a sign that some of the District's power brokers were getting behind Brown's bid to rejoin the Council.
But not all of the deep-pocketed power players in D.C. are getting behind Brown (whose fundraiser didn't wind [...]

Mendo and VO Go At It Over Gas Bill

LL is working on this week's column and only giving a half-listen to the current D.C. Council legislative session as it tackles the racially charged debate on whether the District ought to try and loosen gas magnate Joe Mamo's tight grip on the District's gas business. But LL's ears perked up when the normally restrained [...]

Loose Lips Daily: $600,000 Summit? Edition

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Gas Bill Not Dead, Says Cheh

A bill aimed at breaking up an alleged gas-station monopoly appears alive after all. Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh's "Retail Service Station Amendment Act of 2011," which is aimed at preventing gas magnate Eyob “Joe” Mamo from being both a gas wholesaler and the owner of nearly half the city's gas stations, is on the [...]

Race and Gas: A Multi-Millionaire Gas Magnate Says His Empire is Part of the Civil Rights Struggle. Is It?

These are sensitive times when it comes to matters of race on the D.C. Council.
In a year full of reporting on politician’s alleged misdeeds, some black councilmembers feel that their behavior has drawn more attention and scrutiny than that of their white colleagues. The rhetoric makes white councilmembers nervous: When Councilmembers David Catania, Mary Cheh, [...]

Congressional Black Caucus Opposes Gas Bill (At Least Briefly)

Last week, D.C. councilmembers got a letter from the Congressional Black Caucus calling on them to oppose legislation that could put a big dent into the bottom line of the District's biggest gas magnate, Eyob "Joe" Mamo.
Mamo and his gas business, which are the subject of an ongoing investigation by the attorney general's office, as [...]

Loose Lips Daily: D.C. Budget Theatrics Up on the Hill Edition

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Mary Cheh, Trickle-Down Economist?

Good morning Washington. Your normal LL, Alan Suderman, is back from vacation, but on Capitol Hill this morning. Today is a [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Gas Man Edition

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