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D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and the head of the District agency that manages Nationals Park have turned down an offer from the Washington Nationals for two free tickets to every playoff game.
D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson will propose legislation Tuesday seeking to put a voter referendum on a future ballot that would give District leaders more power to freely spend local tax dollars.
Working at the top of the D.C. Council pays.
While Phil Mendelson's colleagues voted unanimously to install him as interim chairman, the fight over interim chairman pro tempore, a largely ceremonial position, was contentious and exposed deep divisions in the 12-member council.
The D.C. Council has elected at-large Councilmember Phil Mendelson interim chairman.
The D.C. Councilmember who chairs the committee that oversees the city's 911 call center says he's disturbed by a newly released 911 call that gives a chilling look at 2010 murder.
The investigation into campaign finances in District politics heated up recently after several elected officials acknowledged their campaigns have received grand jury subpoenas from the Office of the U.S. Attorney. Other councilmembers who likely received subpoenas, but have refused to publicly say so, have come under fire for not publicly admitting their campaign was issued the same subpoena as the others.
The D.C. Council has given final approval to a bill that would make it easier for gay and lesbian couples who marry in the nation's capital to get divorced.
The D.C. Council has given preliminary approval to a bill that would roll back some rules for possessing a gun in the District of Columbia.
D.C. Councilmember Phil Mendelson says a crime bill introduced last month is not directly targeted at groups of protesters like Occupy DC.
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