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.
District of Columbia elections officials are set to certify the results of the April 3 primary, including Councilmember Vincent Orange’s narrow victory over challenger Sekou Biddle.
D.C. Councilmember Vincent Orange has widened his lead over challenger Sekou Biddle in the Democratic primary for Orange’s at-large seat.
Several thousand absentee and provisional ballots could affect the outcome of a close Democratic primary race for an at-large D.C. Council seat.