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Today is the final DC budget vote. $45 million for Medicaid-related programs has jumped ahead of police and affordable housing in the line for future revenues. Jack Evans wants to prioritize restoring the bond tax exemption, while Mary Cheh suggests switching it back to an income tax but only on incomes over $400,000. (Post) Twitter
Not just a political prop
A DC senior citizen objects to Jack Evans’ arguments saying the bond tax would hurt seniors. She notes that seniors with many municipal bonds aren’t the ones “just scraping by.” (Poverty & Policy) Twitter
He messed with the wrong cyclist
A driver deliberately tapped a woman on a bike with his car—twice. Unfortunately for him, she’s a cop. She called it in and officers ended up finding drugs and more as well as charging him with assault. (A Girl and Her Bike) Twitter