Sunday, April 13, 2014

The wonky side of the budget: Does the budget have to go to the President?

WaPo's Aaron Davis takes on the issue of whether the District's budget must to to Congress via the president or straight through in Warnings of a D.C. government shutdown amid feud over city budget autonomy.   Will Sommer also reports the disagreement in Gray Warns Mendelson of Budget Disaster.

Neither article actually concerns the feds dumping on DC.   Rather, they are about whether the DC government must comply with the Home Rule Act (PDF) or the voters' decision to support budget autonomy via referendum.

The letters from Mayor Vince Gray, CFO Jeff DeWitt, and AG Irv Nathan are below.

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OCFO Letter to Chair Mendelson Re Budget Autonomy 4-11-14 by Susie Cambria

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