The Democrats signed off on this as part of their vaunted
compromise rolling over and playing dead? The following is buried at the end of the NYT story linked above:
District of Columbia officials expressed outrage on Saturday about two provisions of the budget deal between Democrats and Republicans, saying they dictate how the capital should spend money. One bans it from using its own locally raised funds to pay for abortions for poor women. The second is a federally financed school voucher program, which city officials said was unnecessary because 40 percent of students already go to public charter schools.
I’m stunned. I shouldn’t be, but I am.