By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
The young drop coverage to avoid higher premiums
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Prospects that the District will become the first jurisdiction in the nation to require gun owners to purchase liability insurance were dampened Thursday when Mayor Vincent C. Gray made known that he does not support the proposed legislation.
Second Amendment supporters beware: Cathy Lanier is talking tough — Annie Oakley tough.
This week is National Charter Schools Week, an event promoted by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools to celebrate the great work accomplished by charter schools across the country.
The pace at which illegal immigrants are deported from the District under a federal initiative is far lower than in surrounding jurisdictions in Virginia and Maryland, even though illegal immigrants make up similar proportions of their populations.
The executive director of the independent board that rules on labor complaints and resolves collective bargaining impasses between unions and the D.C. government is not a resident of the District, as required by law, but of Virginia.
Illegal immigrants are being deported from Washington, D.C., at a lower rate than most states and other big cities under a federal program designed to remove illegal immigrants who have committed violent crimes.
Tourists visiting the District spent $6.2 billion last year, up from 2011 and the seventh year in a row the city has surpassed $5.5 billion, officials said.
Activists and labor groups representing the District's immigrant population applauded D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray on Thursday as he introduced legislation to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses. But after the cheers stopped, even they criticized the bill.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray wants people living in the country illegally to be able to get driver's licenses in the nation's capital.
After months of upheaval, the only thing impeding the president of a D.C. youth-corrections officers' union is a board member with a checkered past and an employee relations director who, despite city requirements, does not live in the District.
Officials within the D.C. mayor's administration spent much of Monday clarifying comments made by Mayor Vincent C. Gray about whether the fire department could effectively respond to a disaster such as the recent Boston Marathon bombings.
D.C. residents overwhelmingly cast ballots Tuesday to give the city budget autonomy from Congress, but supporters will be crossing their fingers while counting down the 35 legislative-day period during which federal lawmakers could attempt to derail the approved charter amendment.
Every now and again, stupidity begets stupidity. The elected leaders of the District are proving they aren't interested in statehood but some bizarre form of sovereignty.
Despite a booming commercial real estate industry that is the envy of almost every U.S. city, the District of Columbia is unable to account for more than $1 billion of public/private funding in fiscal 2012 intended for local, small- and minority-owned businesses, according to a city report.
A heightened police presence was evident Tuesday at the District's annual Emancipation Day parade, where local officials considered the long-term implications for security within the District after the Boston Marathon bombings.
The run for D.C. mayor appears to be a two-horse race between Mr. Fenty and Mr. Gray, who also have said the city's families are in trouble.
"From the beginning," Mr. Gray said on opening day, "I worked with the District of Columbia government as the construction plans were being drawn to create a multipurpose facility that includes a recreation center, library, aquatic center, senior program, and early childhood component.