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Hawaii Senate passes Free and Fair Elections Resolution

The Hawaii State Senate has taken a large step toward ending campaign finance corruption.

District of Columbia posts 4th lowest property tax rate in new national study

District of Columbia ranked fourth in the nation in a recent WalletHub analysis of property tax rates among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

BAKER BOTTS LLP: Baker Botts’ Washington D.C. Lawyers Successfully Obtain Asylum for Congolese Man in Pro Bono Representation

Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, is very proud to announce that firm lawyers, Megan Bumb, Susie Toumanian and Lee Davis successfully represented a client from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in asylum proceedings based on persecution for political opinion before Immigration Judge Roxanne Hladylowycz in Arlington Immigration Court.

COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE: CEI Applauds Reports Trump Administration Will End CAFE Negotiations with California

According to reports, the Trump Administration is set to announce it is ending negotiations with the California Air Resources Board over its proposed rule to relax CAFE standards.

ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: AG Racine Sues Four Maryland Parents and DCPS Employee for Residency Fraud at D.C. Schools, Seeks $450K+ in Unpaid Tuition, Damages and Fines

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced lawsuits against four Maryland parents for falsifying District residency to send their children to D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) for free.

Analysis: D.C., California, New York have most progressive income taxes

California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., ranked among the U.S. jurisdictions with the most progressive individual income tax systems, according to a recent Tax Foundation analysis.

ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: AG Racine Leads 22-State Coalition Against Trump Effort Threatening Legal Status of Long-Time U.S. Residents

Attorney General Karl A. Racine led a coalition of 22 attorneys general in filing a friend-of-the-court brief seeking to stop the Trump administration’s attempt to strip longtime residents of their rights to live and work in the United States, making them subject to possible deportation.

Analysis: Washington, D.C., ranked most affected by government shutdown

Washington, D.C., ranked No. 1 among the District of Columbia and the 50 states in a recent analysis by WalletHub.com on how they were affected by the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

Analysis: Washington, D.C. ranks 3rd among largest U.S. cities with sufficient funds to pay off debts

Washington, D.C. ranks third best among the 75 largest cities in the United States for the handling of its finances, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released this month.

Tarriffs, trade war could make U.S. automakers less competitive, trade association spokeswoman says

The Trump administration's ongoing tariffs and trade war could make U.S. automakers less competitive in the global market, a spokeswoman for a Washington, D.C.-based trade association and lobbying group said during a recent interview.

U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION: SEC Emergency Action Charges Texas Real Estate Developer for Multi-Million Dollar Offering Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that it filed charges against Texas resident and real estate developer Phillip Michael Carter, two other individuals, and several related entities for conducting a multi-million dollar offering fraud.

Analysis: District of Columbia posts 4th highest drop in food stamps participants

District of Columbia ranked No. 4 among 49 states and U.S. territories that saw reductions in food stamps participation, according to the latest numbers compiled by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Analysis: Washington, D.C. not on track to tax online sales

Washington, D.C. is not compliant with a U.S. Supreme Court decision outlining how states can go about requiring online retailers to collect sales taxes on products sold within their borders, according to an analysis by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY: GW Poll Finds Deep, Lasting Partisan Splits on Immigration, Investigating President Trump

Differences in Democratic and Republican voter priorities suggest Congress will continue to be fractured. A new edition of the George Washington University Politics Poll found contrasting top priorities for each party and deep partisan division on the importance of many issues, highlighting the difficulty of reopening the government if action depends on a bipartisan immigration compromise.

National Taxpayers Union free trade director against Trump administration's tariffs

Tariffs, trade war, the U.S. government shutdown and now rumors of new tariffs on international vehicles are part of the Trump administration's "self-destructive" policies that could tank the nation's economy, a free-trade-initiative expert said during a recent interview.

Washington, D.C. posted 12th highest corporate income tax in 2018

Among the District of Columbia and the 44 states that levy corporate income taxes, Washington, D.C. ranked No. 12 for the top tax rate on business revenues, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers

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