Breakfast links: Spending money, honestly and otherwise
Photo by markb120 on Flickr.
Health and taxes up for debate:
Today is the final DC budget vote
. $45 million for Medicaid-related programs has jumped ahead of police and affordable housing in the line for future revenues. Jack Evans wants to prioritize restoring the bond tax exemption, while Mary Cheh suggests switching it back to an income tax but only on incomes over $400,000. (Post)
Not just a political prop:
A DC senior citizen objects to Jack Evans' arguments
saying the bond tax would hurt seniors. She notes that seniors with many municipal bonds aren't the ones "just scraping by." (Poverty & Policy)
He messed with the wrong cyclist:
A driver deliberately tapped a woman on a bike with his car—twice. Unfortunately for him, she's a cop. She called it in and officers ended up finding drugs and more as well as charging him with assault. (A Girl and Her Bike)
Labor dispute delays ART:
Many ART drivers didn't come to work
yesterday due to a labor dispute with the private operator, and that's continuing today
. All routes but the 61B are still running but there will be delays. (Post)
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