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Council Releases its Law-by-law Review of Council Period 20

August 20, 2015 -- The history of the Council is organized by two-year Council Periods, from January of an odd-numbered year, to December of the following year. Absent a death or resignation, the makeup of the Council should not change during that time. It consists of the councilmembers elected in the previous November, and prior to any potential change-up in the Council membership resulting from the subsequent election two years later. Read More »


Key Pre-Home Rule Documents Unseen for Decades Now to Be Published

July 29, 2015 -- Phil Mendelson, Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia, today announced an historic agreement with the National Archives to scan and publish all the legislation of the presidentially-appointed District Council that preceded the current, Home Rule iteration of the same body.  Read More »


Earn Less Than $500K? You’ll Pay Less in DC Taxes

July 20, 2015 --  Read More »


With the Budget Vote Behind it, Council Hits Full Legislative Stride

July 20, 2015 --  Read More »


Legislative Media Briefing to preview the Council’s upcoming Legislative Meeting

July 10, 2015 --  Read More »


Emergency Measures for July 14, 2015 Legislative Meeting

July 9, 2015 --  Read More »


Minimum Wage Increases to $10.50 Today, Making the Second of Three $1+ Jumps

July 1, 2015 --  Read More »


Final Compromise Brings to a Close to this Year’s Budget Process

July 1, 2015 --  Read More »


Emergency Measures for the June 30th Legislative Meeting

June 26, 2015 --  Read More »


Legislative Media Briefing to preview the Council’s upcoming Legislative Meeting

June 26, 2015 --  Read More »


With Budget Vote Postponed until June 30, Brief Meeting Limited to Day-to-Day Matters

June 16, 2015 --  Read More »


Emergency Measures for June 16, 2015 Legislative Meeting

June 15, 2015 --  Read More »


Legislative Media Briefing to Preview the Council’s Upcoming Legislative Meeting

June 15, 2015 --  Read More »


Single Vote at Brief Meeting Holds Unprecedented Budget Autonomy Significance

June 10, 2015 -- Earlier this month, a US Court of Appeals decision vacated a US District Court decision that had ruled against the Council’s budget autonomy stance based on procedural concerns, and lifted a stay on the law’s implementation. The Court of Appeals decision sent the case back to DC Superior Court, but with the stay lifted, the budget autonomy initiative passed by 83% of District voters remains in force as District law. Read More »


Notice of Meeting on Budget Autonomy

June 4, 2015 --  Read More »


Council Members of Council Period 21

June 4, 2015 --  Read More »


Between Budget Votes, Legislative Meeting is Brief and Low-Key

June 2, 2015 --  Read More »


Emergency Legislation for June 2, 2015 Legislative Meeting

May 29, 2015 --  Read More »


Budget Autonomy Victory as Case Sent Back to Local Courts

May 29, 2015 --  Read More »


In a Welcome Shift, Council Passes Budget with Little Drama

May 29, 2015 --  Read More »


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