The District’s millionaires are laughing all the way to the bank. Did you know that the D.C. Council just gave them a special tax break? In this year’s budget, members voted to keep an inheritance tax cut that will raise...
In response to The Current’s June 28 editorial “Burdensome preschool regulations merit further review,” the Office of the State Superintendent of Education would like to clarify the process by which the regulations were developed and the impact of a...
By Chuck Thies Most District residents were not tuned in to D.C. Council TV on June 14, but if they had been, they would have witnessed a rare act of courage from a local lawmaker. The setting was a hearing to...
Near the end of The Current’s June 7 article on the D.C. Council’s budget allocations on May 30, a mention of $75,000 caught my eye. Included by Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh, the sum means that sometime in...
While people debate the pros and cons of ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft, let me suggest one substantial negative — what I call the “swarm.” Unlike traditional taxis, which rely on dispatchers, cab stands and on-street hailing, these...
By Mary Cheh On Saturday, I joined the Adas Israel Congregation’s morning services to present a ceremonial resolution in celebration of the Anne Frank House. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this organization, you may be surprised to...
Following almost two years of debate and public consultation, the D.C. Council passed the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act in December 2016. By guaranteeing eight weeks of paid leave for new parents, six weeks to care for a sick...
A note about the following sentence in Tom Sherwood’s Notebook in The Current’s June 14 issue: “The District also is the only place we know of where the top prosecutor doesn’t have to live in the jurisdiction he or...
It was wonderful to read in The Current’s June 7 issue about Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh including $75,000 in the budget for a senior program manager at the Chevy Chase Community Center. On behalf of all the...
By the Rev. Charles Hoffacker Jeffrey J. Higgins offers the usual libertarian case against the minimum wage , but his argument is neither moral nor realistic. Moreover, his critique of the minimum wage soon slips into an attack on government...

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