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DC Councilman undermines CFO and Bowser with budget preview that reverses their cuts

Posted on AllSides April 20th, 2024
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Washington D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) announced that he will undo Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s (D) most contentious budget cuts. The city’s budget has become a major area of contention, following Chief Financial Officer Glen Lee’s demand to divert funds to the city’s emergency fund, forcing Bowser to undertake budget cuts unpopular with progressives. Mendelson explicitly rejected the budget cuts, setting up a political fight between the three. “The budget I will present will restore most if not all of the Pay Equity Fund, and do so by...

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