D.C. Lawmakers Sue Mayor Over Budget Autonomy

D.C. Lawmakers Sue Mayor Over Budget Autonomy

WAMU 88.5 reporter Patrick Madden joins Kojo to explore a legal standoff between the D.C. Council and the city's mayor over the District's rights to budget its own tax dollars.

The D.C. Council is moving to sue the city's mayor and chief financial officer over a voter-approved measure designed to give the District the power to spend its own tax dollars without first seeking federal approval. It's the first time this decade that a legal standoff has burst open between the branches of D.C.'s local government. WAMU 88.5 reporter Patrick Madden joins Kojo to explore what the disagreement is about and where it's likely to go from here.

Guests

Patrick Madden

Reporter, WAMU 88.5 News

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