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  • VO: Gimme a Raise
  • Jack Evans to Face Challenger
  • Good morning sweet readers! If you can imagine the relief Noah felt when that dove brought back a twig, then you have a rough approximation of how LL is feeling now that the bean has started sleeping through the night. News time:

    Taxes and Such: D.C. elected officials, after taking two months off to sip margaritas in Cabo, are back today with a legislative meeting that has the potential to get messy.  The Post previews Councilmember Phil Mendelson‘s efforts to get enough votes to institute an income tax hike on D.C. taxpayers making $350,000-a-year or more, over the objections of Council Chairman Kwame “Fully Loaded” Brown and Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans. Already this morning, Evans said this council is the worst he’s ever served on and Councilmember David Catania said the council is a bunch of hypocrites for raising taxes while not paying their own, multi-platform reporter extraordinaire Mark Segraves tweets.

    AFTER THE JUMP: Lotto Deal;Trouble for RVB; VO’s into Ethics …

    Lotto Deal: The Post tries to dig deep on the District’s bid to be a cyber Vegas but doesn’t come up with anything very juicy or new. Biggest news nugget: the contract between the city and gaming giant Intralot “contains possible ambiguities” about whether Intralot’s operating expenses cut into the amount of money the District should pull in.

    Trouble for Mayor’s $80k-a-year 9/11 Celebrator: TWT reports that the D.C. auditor has asked the inspector general to investigate whether Robert V. Brannum, the mayor’s pick to help the city commemorate Sept. 11, misused the Metropolitan Police Department Fifth District Citizens Advisory Council’s checking account. Brannum’s response to the article: “NUTS!!”

    In Other News: VO’s proposes ethics reform legislation that will go no where. Jaffe likes H Street festival. Post likes sex-ed tests. At-Large candidate David Grosso says council needs, wait for it, ethics reform. Drama at the Washington Teacher’s Union.

    Gray sked: “Major Projects Lab Ward 8” Job Creation Summit at 3 p.m.

    Council sked: Legislative meeting