Almost four years have passed since the District’s Tax Revision Commission came out with a proposal that suggested relief for both businesses and moderate-income residents. The D.C. Council adopted many of the proposals, with a staggered schedule for implementation. Now,...
When education advocates pointed out inadequate education funding in Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposed budget, we were resigned to the idea that planned tax cuts would need to be sacrificed to fund our schools. Although we support the idea that...
When many D.C. government agencies wish to make a change that affects the lives of District residents, there’s a clear process to follow. The community is notified of the proposal and given time to respond. Feedback is collected and...
The Washington, D.C. area is very fortunate that three of the 20 areas where Amazon is considering building its second headquarters with thousands of high-paying jobs are in our metropolitan area. Our friends in Virginia appeared to be completely uninterested...
When the District’s traffic engineers redesign a road, evaluate a speed limit or otherwise review the operations of the city’s transportation network, they place great importance on information about crashes. Similarly, when residents advocate for or against a certain...
We don’t envy the task of piecing together a school budget. Principals, their fellow administrators and interested parents must balance conflicting desires and practical realities while determining how to spend their school’s allotted funds — and even then, they...
In recent years, it’s become a familiar story whenever the District releases another year’s standardized test scores: Overall performance has seen a modest but steady improvement, but far too many students perform poorly and a substantial achievement gap remains. Last...
It’s not unusual to hear gripes about mail delivered late or to the wrong address — issues that are an annoyance when they arise, but not necessarily an indication of chronic failings. In recent weeks, however, the U.S. Postal Service...
Amid nationwide and global criticism of President Donald Trump’s move to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, many U.S. cities and states have reaffirmed their support for the international agreement. On Monday, Mayor Muriel Bowser signed an executive order...
While many essential environmental protection initiatives have abstract global aims, others have a direct impact on daily life close to home. A new Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments report has identified one such success story. Efforts to reduce pollution have...

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