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Wednesday, January 15, 1997 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: Israel Palestine Accord
1997-01-15

Clinton Unveils New Plan to Oversee Washington DC

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The Clinton administration unveiled yesterday a new plan to oversee the District of Columbia. The deal calls for Federal managers to take over key local government functions, including tax collection and the prison system. Many local officials welcomed the move, which will relieve the city of some major costs like pensions and Medicaid. Still, the Clinton plan avoids tackling some of the urgent issues facing the half million people of the District of Columbia — most notably the question of democracy in the Federal enclave.

GUESTS: CAROL O’CLEIREACAIN, a visiting fellow at the Washington D.C.-based Brookings Institution and formerly the chief economist for New York’s largest union, District Council 37 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

SAM JORDAN, the chairman of the D.C. Statehood Party and a research fellow at the Washington D.C.-based Institute for Policy Studies.

LAWRENCE GUYOT, a local activist and an Area Neighborhood Commissioner in the Howard University area of Washington D.C.

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