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636 borrowers in Washington, D.C., filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in Washington, D.C., who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 636, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

Energy & Environmental Legal Institute says 'zombie' tax extenders won't die

The executive director of the Energy and Environmental Legal Institute says Americans will be forced to continue footing the bill for "zombie" tax extenders into the future.

Competitive Enterprise Institute opposes energy subsidies, mandates

The director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute said it opposes any energy subsidies and mandates.

Washington, D.C., received $32.2 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $32,213,723 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Washington, D.C., the fourth highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

The one U.S. House member from Washington, D.C., makes $174,000 annually

The single U.S. House of Representatives member representing Washington, D.C., draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.

More natural gas power plants in U.S. reduced CO2 emissions by millions of metric tons, energy research program reports

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. increased in 2018, but the nation's increasing use of natural gas is actually assisting in the fight against climate change, an energy producer-backed research program recently announced.

Washington, D.C., 4-year university tuitions jumped 147.3% over 15 years

Washington, D.C., four-year public university tuition and fees went from $3,414 in 2004-05 to $8,444 in 2019-20, the largest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

NEA estimates Washington, D.C., K-12 schools spent $3.4 billion in 2018-19

Public schools in Washington, D.C., spent an estimated $3.4 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 5.9 percent increase in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.

Washington, D.C., children in foster care numbered 707 last year

The number of youths in foster care in Washington, D.C., at the end of fiscal year 2018 stood at 707, a 5.9 percent decrease over the previous fiscal year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

43 jurisdictions, including D.C., require sales tax collections for online purchases

Washington, D.C., is among the jurisdictions where sales tax collections are required for out-of-state purchases in the wake of the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision last year, according to an analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

Washington, D.C., K-12 schools paid out $22,195 per student in 2017-18, NEA reports

Public schools in Washington, D.C., spent $22,195 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the second highest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.

14.3% of Washington, D.C., residents live in poverty, Census Bureau finds

Washington, D.C., residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 14.3 percent of the state’s population, the eighth highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.

Washington, D.C., offers 28 incentives for energy efficiencies, renewables

Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Washington, D.C., number 28, the third lowest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.

2nd-quarter state tax collections in the District of Columbia reach $2.2 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in the District of Columbia amount to $2.2 billion in the second quarter of 2019, the 38th highest tally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

2017-18 teacher pay in Washington, D.C. averaged $76,486

Teachers’ salaries in Washington, D.C. averaged $76,486 for the 2017-2018 school year, the fourth highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE: Supreme Court to Hear Lawsuit on CFPB Unconstitutionality: CEI Statements

On news today that the United States Supreme Court will hear a constitutional challenge to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, CEI experts said they were glad the high court would at last review serious concerns about the agency and the power it wields.

1st-quarter state tax collections in the District of Columbia reach $2.4 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in the District of Columbia amount to $2.4 billion in the first quarter of 2019, the 32nd highest tally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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