Posts Tagged ‘Victor Hoskins’

“Greedy” House of Cards Proves a Cautionary Tale for Motion Picture Office Execs

With Councilmember Vincent Orange's mayoral campaign winning less than 2 percent of the vote in last week, his hopes for bringing Netflix's House of Cards to the District are about over. Driving the point home today at a hearing on Vince Gray's budget, Orange's complaints about proposed cuts to film incentives budget earned only smirks from Gray and Deputy Mayor for Planning [...]

Candidate/Mayor Vince Gray on 2010 Campaign: “I’ve Said What I’ve Said”

A day after announcing plans to run for re-election, a testy Mayor Vince Gray repeatedly refused to answer any questions about his scandal-plagued 2010 campaign at a press briefing this morning, or even to point to specific policy accomplishments of his administration.
"I've said what I've said," Gray responded curtly to a question about his 2010 election [...]

District Loses Millions in Government Shutdown

With the government shutdown over, the District has replenished the $144 million rainy day that kept the local government running while the feds were closed. One thing D.C. won't be able to make up for, though, is lost revenue from the shutdown.
"There is a significant impact for the city that we will never see again," [...]

Morning Links

In Nikita Stewart opus on Jeff Thompson, one anonymous source has the former D.C. contractor offering Vince Gray an off-the-books campaign loan. [Post]
Kenyan McDuffie will lead committee on potential sanctions for Marion Barry. [Times]
Elimination of parking minimums dropped from zoning update. [Housing Complex]
Victor Hoskins living wage bill has deterred three other larger retailers from coming to D.C. [...]

Yacht Club

Last month, Bethesda attorney Gary Silversmith had a problem with his boat, the Sequoia. The nine-decades-old yacht was en route to D.C. after spending the winter in Norfolk, Va., but had nowhere to stay.
The District government, which owns the Gangplank Marina where the Sequoia was headed, decided in February not to allow the Sequoia to [...]

Council Gaga for LivingSocial

 

How embarrassing would it be if the District's biggest homegrown tech company hopped over to Virginia or moved to some other more  "business friendly" locale? We'll probably never know, as the D.C. Council just gave preliminary approval to granting online couponer LivingSocial $32.5 million worth of tax breaks.
At a legislative session this morning, councilmembers were [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Post-Parade Violence Edition

A deliberative roundup of one city's local politics. Send your tips, releases, stories, events, etc. to lips@washingtoncitypaper.com. And get LL Daily sent straight to your inbox every morning!
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Twelve Arrested at White House Protest

Media Scolding

Good morning sweet readers! Parades are for fun, not violence. If violence is your idea of fun, you should watch [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Emancipation Day Edition

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What's Missing From Sekou Biddle's Mailer?

Good morning sweet readers! Happy Emancipation Day. LL will be keeping this round-up short and sweet, since it's a holiday and [...]

Loose Lips Daily: 600 Million Problems Edition

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Vince Gray: Team Thomas Ain't On Me

Good morning sweet readers! LL has a cold, meaning today's roundup is brought to you by DayQuil and [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Mandjou Edition

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Rallying Around Biddle
Marion Barry and David Catania: Frenemies Without the "Friends" Part
House GOP Want Your Money

Good morning sweet readers! Your afro-pop song of the [...]

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