Dear Resident, We’re in the homestretch on the Fiscal Year 2017 budget! Final committee decisions and recommendations take place tomorrow and Thursday. Highlights from some of the budget oversight hearings I attended over the last few weeks are below. I also want to introduce you to Michael Ambinder, who recently......(Read More)
Dear Resident, March Madness is over (Congrats Villanova and GW fans!), but budget season is still going strong! Mayor Bowser sent the D.C. Council her proposed budget for next year, and my staff and I are digging in to see if there are ways we can spend our tax dollars......(Read More)
Today, At-Large Councilmember Elissa Silverman introduced legislation focused on increasing unemployment benefits in the District and expanding unemployment support to part-time workers. The bill was co-introduced or co-sponsored by ten Councilmembers. Unemployment insurance (UI) is one of the most important safety net programs for workers and benefits 30,000 District workers......(Read More)
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