WASHINGTON (AP) -
District of Columbia leaders have rejected a proposal by a leading House
Republican to give the city greater budget autonomy because it also
contains language restricting their ability to spend taxpayer dollars on
The draft bill from U.S.
Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., would let the city spend its local tax
dollars without congressional approval. It also would have the
district's fiscal year start in July and prevent the suspension of city
services in the event of a federal government shutdown.
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