When talking about the budget, it’s easy to paint a misleading picture of certain line items. A common tactic is to point to increased spending in some area or other and call it record-breaking, the highest ever — even...
Whenever city officials discuss the progress of D.C. Public Schools, they’re bound to highlight the school system’s growing number of success stories — and to concede that many local schools are not up to par. This mix of stronger and...
A lot is going on. First, the fun stuff. Opening day for the Nationals is Monday against the Miami Marlins. Your Notebook took in a Nats spring training game last week in West Palm Beach, checking in with local fans at the...
Retirement board is financially prudent This is in response to the Feb. 8 letter to the editor “D.C.’s fiscal health is more complicated.” Although, as the headline indicates, the letter was focused on the District’s overall fiscal health, there was a...
Mayor’s school funds fall far short of need The Current’s April 26 article on its interview with Mayor Muriel Bowser quotes her as saying: “I don’t want you to characterize it like the schools are being starved. They get a...
At one point amid the recent federal budget negotiations, pundits were placing the risk of a government shutdown at 50-50. Historically, such situations have been disruptive to many D.C. residents and tourists — but amid last week’s fears that...
Family leave needs level playing field My business cheered when the D.C. Council passed the Universal Paid Leave Act in December by a strong majority after more than a year of deliberation. We are dismayed the mayor and some council...
Tenley library needs glass roof replaced On Thursday, April 6, I was in the Tenley-Friendship Library during a heavy rainfall. The library staff had set out two rubber trash cans and three wastepaper baskets to catch the rain leaking into...
It’s all too easy for a struggling business to spiral downhill. Declining revenues force painful cost cuts that make the product less desirable, which further drives customers away — and the cycle continues. There’s reason for concern that the Washington...
District needs better contractor monitoring I would like to follow up on Tom Snowden’s recent letter to the editor . I applaud the mayor on the prudent spending increases in the latest budget. But how one spends is as important...

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