Monthly Archives: December 2015


It’s Time to Claim Budget Autonomy

The District has patiently attempted every conceivable strategy to achieve the right to budget autonomy–the right of District residents to decide for themselves how to spend their locally raised tax dollars. District officials have worked for decades on Capitol Hill to get a budget autonomy bill, but Congress could not […]


A Legislative Win for D.C. Residents

Earlier this month, the D.C. Council gave final approval to the Health Care Decisions Act of 2015. This legislation is the culmination of years of work by DC Appleseed’s project team—including the law firms Hughes Hubbard & Reed and Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Throughout the project we relied on the […]


At Last, a Chance to Hold CareFirst Accountable

As you probably know, last Friday, Congress passed its omnibus appropriations act to fund the federal government and the District government for the rest of the fiscal year. And you may have read in the Washington Post and the Washington Business Journal that the act included a provision that will […]


A Banner Day for DC Appleseed

Yesterday, DC Appleseed saw important advances in three of our projects, and I want to thank our foundation, pro bono, and government partners who made this possible. Here’s what happened. First, Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Fast-Track Cities Declaration and recommitted her administration to our public-private partnership that will result […]