Author: Eugene Boyd, Analyst in Federalism and Economic Development Policy
On February 2, 2015, the Obama Administration released its budget request for FY2016. The Administration’s proposed budget included $474 million in special federal payments to the District of Columbia government. An additional $286 million was requested for the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) and the Public Defender Service, two federally chartered, independent agencies that work exclusively on behalf of the District criminal justice system. The combined budget requests totaled $760 million in special federal payments.