After a spat over funding between Mayor Vincent Gray and the D.C. Council, the Emancipation Day festivities will go off as planned in the District.
Vincent Orange is familiar name to D.C. voters. He’s appeared on the ballot 10 times since 1990, winning races for Ward 5 and at-large seats on the D.C. Council. This is his second run for mayor; his first was in 2006.
D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans still has raised the most money of the candidates for mayor of Washington, and Councilmember Muriel Bowser still has the most left to spend.
A D.C. Council committee has unanimously approved a bill that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, one of the nation’s highest, by 2015.
D.C. Councilmember Vincent Orange says he’s building consensus for the District of Columbia to approve a minimum wage of $11.50 an hour, which would be one of the nation’s highest.
For more than seven years, the company that paid millions to produce scratch-off lottery tickets in the nation’s capital has managed to avoid a city law that would require it to include local businesses in the deal.
Phil Mendelson was selected Wednesday as interim chairman of the scandal-plagued D.C. Council, pledging to restore trust in a legislative body that’s lost two members this year to criminal convictions.
The scandal-plagued D.C. Council has selected veteran legislator Phil Mendelson as its interim chairman after much arguing before the vote.
The D.C. Council is scheduled to install one of its lawmakers as interim chairman after months of scandal has forced two of its committee members to be removed, but arguments over the proper candidate have caused the meeting to be led astray.
Kwame Brown’s resignation as chairman of the D.C. Council has been certified by the district’s elections board.