: News

Filed Under:

DC Council Passes On Vote To Increase Fees

Play associated audio

WASHINGTON (AP) The D.C. Council decided not to move forward with an emergency measure proposed by the mayor to increase fines and fees to close a budget gap.

The measure was expected to raise some $7.5 million for the city by increasing building fees, business license fees and ticket fines. The council decided at a meeting Tuesday to table the measure, which would have been in effect through September. The members essentially handed the issue back to the mayor, saying he likely had the authority to raise the fines and fees on his own.

Some council members expressed frustration at the increases, which would have included things like upping the cost of a ticket for making a turn from the wrong lane from $25 to $100.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


'Steve Jobs': As Ambitious As Its Title Character

Danny Boyle's new biopic, Steve Jobs, is a look at the man who made Apple mean computers, not fruit. NPR film critic Bob Mondello says it's an invigorating story told in three acts of crisis.

Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee?

The bees that pollinate crops are on the brink of collapse. One big reason why: a virus-carrying mite. Now, researchers think a rare fungi could boost bees' immune system and attack the mite itself.

As U.S.-Cuba Relations Thaw, Here's What You Can And Can't Do

In some areas where U.S. officials have given a green light, it hasn't been matched by their counterparts in Cuba. But here's a quick guide to where things stand right now.

Volkswagen Faces Uphill Battle In Repairing Tarnished Reputation

Volkswagen faces two enormous repair jobs: fixing its polluting diesel cars and its battered reputation. Both may be much harder to fix than anything other scandal-plagued car companies have faced.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.