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D.C. Council approves budget without income tax rate hike

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The D.C. Council approved a $5.6 billion budget Tuesday that doesn't raise the income tax rate on the wealthy as proposed by Mayor Vincent Gray, but adds other taxes and fees to cover drooping revenues and growing costs. "We were able to pass a balanced and structured budget," Council Chairman Kwame Brown told The Washington Examiner. "Did everyone get what they wanted? No. Does it save...

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