the republic logo

DC mayor backs away from lawsuit, says she plans to move forward with 'budget autonomy' law

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

WASHINGTON — District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is backing away from a strange court battle with the D.C. Council over an issue they both agree on.

The council sued Bowser's predecessor, Vincent Gray, last year after he decided not to move forward with a city law that allows the District to spend local tax dollars without authorization by Congress. While the former mayor agreed that the city should be able to spend its own money, Gray argued that only Congress has the authority to grant the District that power.

But in a court filing on Monday, Bowser says she disagrees with Gray and intends to move forward with the so-called "budget autonomy" law unless a court orders her not to. The case is currently before a federal appeals court.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.