DC’s Budget Season All Wrapped Up

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Budget season is over. The process takes several months starting with a budget proposed by Mayor Vincent Gray, then hearings in which members of the public comment on the mayor’s proposed budget, an amended budget proposed by members of the city council, a contingency list of items that the Mayor would like to fund but […] . . . → Read More: DC’s Budget Season All Wrapped Up

Fair Budget Coalition Fights City Hall and WINS!

Scene from A Day in the Strife

Don’t tell me you can’t fight city hall. Yesterday (May 15, 2012) advocates fighting to maintain and improve essential social services in the District of Columbia, packed the city council hearing room as they voted on this year’s fiscal budget. As a result, the city council passed the Budget Request Act with $25 million restored […] . . . → Read More: Fair Budget Coalition Fights City Hall and WINS!

Pack the Hearing Room & Stop Cuts to the Safety Net

On Thursday May 10, the Fair Budget Coalition sponsored A Day in The Strife, an action at the Wilson Building in protest of Mayor Gray’s proposed cuts to the city’s budget, most of which will once again fall on the backs of the poor. For details of what’s in the budget and what’s left out, […] . . . → Read More: Pack the Hearing Room & Stop Cuts to the Safety Net

A Day In The Strife

Cross-posted from the Fair Budget Coalition Facebook Page When faced with the impossible choices that many DC residents have to make, what would DC Council members choose? Pay rent or buy groceries? Buy a metrocard to get to work or school supplies for your kids? Over the last few years the Mayor and DC Council have cut […] . . . → Read More: A Day In The Strife

DC Council Budget Vote Run Down

Cross-Posted from Save Our Safety Net If you haven’t already heard, we didn’t win the income tax brackets. But we did win one progressive revenue source which is helping to pay for our other collective win: Millions in restorations to safety net services! And it is directly due to OUR PRESSURE! Check out this news […] . . . → Read More: DC Council Budget Vote Run Down