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Board clears way for D.C. budget autonomy referendum
Tuesday - 1/8/2013, 4:40pm EST
WASHINGTON - An effort to end Congressional review of the District of Columbia's municipal budget will appear on the ballot despite concerns from the city's top attorney about its legality.
The D.C. Board of Elections announced Tuesday that it will allow city residents to vote on a charter amendment that would let the city spend local tax dollars without approval by Congress. The amendment is expected to pass easily, and Congress would have to pass a disapproval resolution to stop it.
District leaders have long coveted more control over their budget but have been unable to get a bill through Congress.
District Attorney General Irvin Nathan asked the board to consider rejecting the proposed amendment, saying he's concerned the district may be violating federal law if it passes.
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