Council Gives Initial Approval to Eliminating Property Taxes for Some Seniors

The D.C. Council gave unanimous preliminary approval today to a bill from At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds that would eliminate property taxes for some District seniors, while holding off on another bill from Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans that would cap property tax increases for all residents.… Read more

D.C. Council members seek to block job discrimination against convicts

(WJLA) – D.C. Councilman and mayoral hopeful Tommy Wells is hoping to end discrimination against convicts trying to reenter the workforce with a new bill aimed at curbing the practice.

Dubbed “banning the box,” Wells is being joined by several members of the D.C.… Read more

Anita Bonds proposes no property taxes for some D.C. seniors

In one of her first forays as author of significant legislation, D.C. Councilwoman Anita Bonds says she will introduce measures to cut taxes and subsidize rent for elderly District residents.

“What we’re trying to do is give relief to those who have been here, stayed the course and felt very strongly about remaining a District of Columbia resident,” Bonds told The Washington Examiner.Read more