Irv Nathan: The District mustn’t risk displeasing its congressional overlords with a budget autonomy referendum. [Times]

Jack Evans and Marion Barry want the Pigskins to play in a domed D.C. stadium. [Post]

Phil Mendelson doesn’t know if he’ll support mayor’s plan for more cops. [Post]

Jonetta: Mendo has a “history of timidity” and low expectations that will require greater public involvement in civic affairs. [Examiner]

“You know, they cheat on their tests,” principal says teacher told her. [Post]

It is hard to collect signatures in the winter. [WAMU]

Donald Trump looking to cut his District tax bill. [WBJ]