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Salon.com
DC’s donor class: White contributors have an outsized influence on our capital’s municipal politicsI’m able to explore the demographics of donors (my last reportexamined Chicago)
DC’s donor class: White contributors have an outsized influence on our capital’s municipal politics
Salon.com / Posted yesterday
I’m able to explore the demographics of donors (my last reportexamined Chicago). My new report examines members of the D.C. Council who ran for re-election over the last two cycles and the three major mayoral candidates in the 2014 election:... Read more
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NBC Washington
DC Energy and Environment Director's Bicycle Stolentheft is a big problem in urban areas including D.C. and on Thursday, a top D.C
DC Energy and Environment Director's Bicycle Stolen
NBC Washington / Posted 3 days ago
theft is a big problem in urban areas including D.C. and on Thursday, a top D.C. official had his expensive bike stolen. Former D.C. Council member Tommy Wells is now the director of energy and environment for Mayor Muriel... Read more
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NBC Washington
A Bridge Too Far Gone?let’s hope the food is good. It usually is at Busboys. So that’s reason enough
A Bridge Too Far Gone?
NBC Washington / Posted 5 days ago
let’s hope the food is good. It usually is at Busboys. So that’s reason enough to get up early. ■ Graceful exit. At-large D.C. Council member Vincent Orange likely will show up Thursday. He lost his race to newcomer Robert White. Orange was... Read more
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NBC Washington
DC Council Seeking Answers on Lead Testing at SchoolsThe D.C. Council will be asking questions about how city public schools have re
DC Council Seeking Answers on Lead Testing at Schools
NBC Washington / Posted 5 days ago
The D.C. Council will be asking questions about how city public schools have responded to elevated lead levels in the water at a handful of school buildings. A hearing on the schools' lead testing program is scheduled for Wednesday. Last year, a... Read more
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NBC Washington
Bill to Expand DC Cyclists' Rights AdvancesA proposal to expand cyclists' and pedestrians' rights when they are hit by car
Bill to Expand DC Cyclists' Rights Advances
NBC Washington / Posted 5 days ago
A proposal to expand cyclists' and pedestrians' rights when they are hit by cars advanced Tuesday in the D.C. Council. Currently, if D.C. cyclists are found at all at fault in a crash with a car, they are unable to sue the driver. The Council gave... Read more
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NBC Washington
DC Council Gives Final Approval to Minimum Wage HikeThe D.C. Council has given final approval to raising the city's minimum wage to
DC Council Gives Final Approval to Minimum Wage Hike
NBC Washington / Posted 5 days ago
The D.C. Council has given final approval to raising the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour starting in 2020. The District of Columbia will join the states of New York and California and numerous other cities that have voted to more than double the... Read more
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The Washington Times
D.C. Council eyes bill requiring 3-week notice on shift changeA D.C. Council committee on Thursday will consider a bill that would require ch
D.C. Council eyes bill requiring 3-week notice on shift change
The Washington Times / Posted 5 days ago
A D.C. Council committee on Thursday will consider a bill that would require chain stores and restaurants to give employees three weeks’ notice in changing their schedules, setting up a third battle in the District between business owners and... Read more
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The Washington Times
Americans should remember who elected clueless leadershave to pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it.” Things are possi
Americans should remember who elected clueless leaders
The Washington Times / Posted 6 days ago
have to pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it.” Things are possibly worse at the local level. In Washington D.C., Council member David Grosso recently suggested that we should explore raising the minimum wage to $50 an hour. Imagine... Read more
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The Washington Times
Anacostia, D.C. poverty snapshotsborder. Safeway, which was located, ironically, on MLK Jr. Avenue SE, shut its
Anacostia, D.C. poverty snapshots
The Washington Times / Posted 6 days ago
border. Safeway, which was located, ironically, on MLK Jr. Avenue SE, shut its doors in 1998, the year most members of the D.C. Council were more interested in running for office than about whether Ward 8 residents could feed their kids fresh... Read more
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The Hill
Minimum wage movement a force to be reckoned witha $15/hour minimum wage was a likely reality. Mayor Muriel Bowser seemed skepti
Minimum wage movement a force to be reckoned with
The Hill / Posted 7 days ago
a $15/hour minimum wage was a likely reality. Mayor Muriel Bowser seemed skeptical at best and the issue had no legs at the D.C. council. But a funny thing happened along the way — the people didn’t play along. In the great tradition of our... Read more
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The Washington Times
Muriel Bowser allies lose at the polls in D.C. primaryTrayon White and Robert White (no relation) are former Racine staffers, giving
Muriel Bowser allies lose at the polls in D.C. primary
The Washington Times / Posted 11 days ago
Trayon White and Robert White (no relation) are former Racine staffers, giving the attorney general two solid allies on the D.C. Council and more voting influence than Miss Bowser, whose only reliable legislative support will come from Council... Read more
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NBC Washington
Democratic Primary Changes Political Landscape for DC MayorTuesday night was a rough one for D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser as three of her alli
Democratic Primary Changes Political Landscape for DC Mayor
NBC Washington / Posted 11 days ago
Tuesday night was a rough one for D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser as three of her allies on the D.C. Council lost their Democratic primaries, and former Mayor Vincent Gray's comeback could spell even more trouble. Bowser wasn't on the ballot, but the... Read more
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The Washington Times
Whatever happened to conservatives, Republicans in D.C.?of them. It’s just that even among the 72,226 voters who claim to be independen
Whatever happened to conservatives, Republicans in D.C.?
The Washington Times / Posted 11 days ago
of them. It’s just that even among the 72,226 voters who claim to be independent, claim to have no party affiliation — like D.C. Council members David Grosso and Elissa Silverman — they expose their true blue, Democratic bona fides by endorsing... Read more
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NBC Washington
Life, Liberty and…Deathfor this Notebook deadline. But if you’re seeing this early Wednesday, former M
Life, Liberty and…Death
NBC Washington / Posted 12 days ago
for this Notebook deadline. But if you’re seeing this early Wednesday, former Mayor Vincent Gray — who ran for the Ward 7 D.C. Council seat yesterday — is scheduled to be on Wednesday’s Kojo Nnamdi show at noon on WAMU 88.5 FM. Your Notebook will... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Former DC mayor returns to council after federal probemayor Vincent Gray, right, chats with a supporter outside a polling place in Wa
Former DC mayor returns to council after federal probe
Brandon Sun / Posted 12 days ago
mayor Vincent Gray, right, chats with a supporter outside a polling place in Washington. Gray was seeking a return to the D.C. Council in the Tuesday, June 14, 2016, Democratic primary, two years after he lost his bid for a second term as mayor... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
White defeats incumbent DC Council member MayDemocratic District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, right, speaks to D.C. Coun
White defeats incumbent DC Council member May
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 12 days ago
Democratic District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, right, speaks to D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander outside a polling place in Washington, Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Bowser was supporting Alexander in her race against Vincent Gray, the former... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Former DC mayor returns to council after federal probemayor Vincent Gray, right, chats with a supporter outside a polling place in Wa
Former DC mayor returns to council after federal probe
Darien News-Review / Posted 12 days ago
mayor Vincent Gray, right, chats with a supporter outside a polling place in Washington. Gray was seeking a return to the D.C. Council in the Tuesday, June 14, 2016, Democratic primary, two years after he lost his bid for a second term as mayor... Read more
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FOX News
Former DC mayor returns to council after federal probeshas assured himself a return to elected office in the nation's capital. Gray,
Former DC mayor returns to council after federal probes
FOX News / Posted 12 days ago
has assured himself a return to elected office in the nation's capital. Gray, 73, won a Democratic primary Tuesday for a D.C. Council seat representing his home ward, defeating incumbent Yvette Alexander. No Republican or third-party candidates... Read more
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The Washington Times
Vincent Gray wins back old D.C. Council seatD.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray staged a political comeback Tuesday in the city’s De
Vincent Gray wins back old D.C. Council seat
The Washington Times / Posted 12 days ago
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray staged a political comeback Tuesday in the city’s Democratic primary elections, defeating D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander in their Ward 7 showdown and thereby removing an ally of current Mayor Muriel Bowser... Read more
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The Fairfield Citizen
Former DC mayor returns to council after federal probemayor Vincent Gray, right, chats with a supporter outside a polling place in Wa
Former DC mayor returns to council after federal probe
The Fairfield Citizen / Posted 12 days ago
mayor Vincent Gray, right, chats with a supporter outside a polling place in Washington. Gray was seeking a return to the D.C. Council in the Tuesday, June 14, 2016, Democratic primary, two years after he lost his bid for a second term as mayor... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
White defeats incumbent DC Council member MayDemocratic District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, right, speaks to D.C. Coun
White defeats incumbent DC Council member May
Stamford Advocate / Posted 12 days ago
Democratic District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, right, speaks to D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander outside a polling place in Washington, Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Bowser was supporting Alexander in her race against Vincent Gray, the former... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
Former DC mayor returns to council after federal probemayor Vincent Gray, right, chats with a supporter outside a polling place in Wa
Former DC mayor returns to council after federal probe
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted 12 days ago
mayor Vincent Gray, right, chats with a supporter outside a polling place in Washington. Gray was seeking a return to the D.C. Council in the Tuesday, June 14, 2016, Democratic primary, two years after he lost his bid for a second term as mayor... Read more
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The New Canaan News
White defeats incumbent DC Council member Maymayor Vincent Gray, right, chats with a supporter outside a polling place in Wa
White defeats incumbent DC Council member May
The New Canaan News / Posted 12 days ago
mayor Vincent Gray, right, chats with a supporter outside a polling place in Washington. Gray was seeking a return to the D.C. Council in the Tuesday, June 14, 2016, Democratic primary, two years after he lost his bid for a second term as mayor... Read more
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The New Canaan News
Former DC mayor returns to council after federal probemayor Vincent Gray, right, chats with a supporter outside a polling place in Wa
Former DC mayor returns to council after federal probe
The New Canaan News / Posted 12 days ago
mayor Vincent Gray, right, chats with a supporter outside a polling place in Washington. Gray was seeking a return to the D.C. Council in the Tuesday, June 14, 2016, Democratic primary, two years after he lost his bid for a second term as mayor... Read more
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Connecticut Post
White defeats incumbent DC Council member Maymayor Vincent Gray, right, chats with a supporter outside a polling place in Wa
White defeats incumbent DC Council member May
Connecticut Post / Posted 12 days ago
mayor Vincent Gray, right, chats with a supporter outside a polling place in Washington. Gray was seeking a return to the D.C. Council in the Tuesday, June 14, 2016, Democratic primary, two years after he lost his bid for a second term as mayor... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Former DC mayor returns to council after federal probemayor Vincent Gray, right, chats with a supporter outside a polling place in Wa
Former DC mayor returns to council after federal probe
Connecticut Post / Posted 12 days ago
mayor Vincent Gray, right, chats with a supporter outside a polling place in Washington. Gray was seeking a return to the D.C. Council in the Tuesday, June 14, 2016, Democratic primary, two years after he lost his bid for a second term as mayor... Read more
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NBC Washington
DC Democrats Cast Ballots in PrimaryVoters are deciding whether former Mayor Vincent Gray will return to the D.C. C
DC Democrats Cast Ballots in Primary
NBC Washington / Posted 12 days ago
Voters are deciding whether former Mayor Vincent Gray will return to the D.C. Council. Polls in the District opened at 7 a.m. and will close at 8 p.m. Ex-DC Mayor Trying to Win Back Ward 7 Seat From Incumbent Voters in Washington, D.C., will... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Former DC mayor could return to council after federal probemayor Vincent Gray, right, chats with a supporter outside a polling place in Wa
Former DC mayor could return to council after federal probe
Darien News-Review / Posted 12 days ago
mayor Vincent Gray, right, chats with a supporter outside a polling place in Washington. Gray was seeking a return to the D.C. Council in the Tuesday, June 14, 2016, Democratic primary, two years after he lost his bid for a second term as mayor... Read more
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The Fairfield Citizen
Former DC mayor could return to council after federal probemayor Vincent Gray, right, chats with a supporter outside a polling place in Wa
Former DC mayor could return to council after federal probe
The Fairfield Citizen / Posted 12 days ago
mayor Vincent Gray, right, chats with a supporter outside a polling place in Washington. Gray was seeking a return to the D.C. Council in the Tuesday, June 14, 2016, Democratic primary, two years after he lost his bid for a second term as mayor... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
Former DC mayor could return to council after federal probemayor Vincent Gray, right, chats with a supporter outside a polling place in Wa
Former DC mayor could return to council after federal probe
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted 12 days ago
mayor Vincent Gray, right, chats with a supporter outside a polling place in Washington. Gray was seeking a return to the D.C. Council in the Tuesday, June 14, 2016, Democratic primary, two years after he lost his bid for a second term as mayor... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Former DC mayor could return to council after federal probemayor Vincent Gray, right, chats with a supporter outside a polling place in Wa
Former DC mayor could return to council after federal probe
Connecticut Post / Posted 12 days ago
mayor Vincent Gray, right, chats with a supporter outside a polling place in Washington. Gray was seeking a return to the D.C. Council in the Tuesday, June 14, 2016, Democratic primary, two years after he lost his bid for a second term as mayor... Read more
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The New Canaan News
Former DC mayor could return to council after federal probemayor Vincent Gray, right, chats with a supporter outside a polling place in Wa
Former DC mayor could return to council after federal probe
The New Canaan News / Posted 12 days ago
mayor Vincent Gray, right, chats with a supporter outside a polling place in Washington. Gray was seeking a return to the D.C. Council in the Tuesday, June 14, 2016, Democratic primary, two years after he lost his bid for a second term as mayor... Read more
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Salon.com
DC voters deciding on ex-mayor’s futurelocal): 4:40 p.m. Voters in the District of Columbia are deciding whether for
DC voters deciding on ex-mayor’s future
Salon.com / Posted 12 days ago
local): 4:40 p.m. Voters in the District of Columbia are deciding whether former mayor Vincent Gray will return to the D.C. Council, two years after he lost his bid for a second term as mayor. The 73-year-old Gray is running for the Council... Read more
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WBNS-10TV Columbus
DC voters deciding on ex-mayor's futurelocal): 4:40 p.m. Voters in the District of Columbia are deciding whether for
DC voters deciding on ex-mayor's future
WBNS-10TV Columbus / Posted 12 days ago
local): 4:40 p.m. Voters in the District of Columbia are deciding whether former mayor Vincent Gray will return to the D.C. Council, two years after he lost his bid for a second term as mayor. The 73-year-old Gray is running for the Council... Read more
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Philly.com
In DC, last primary of 2016 could give 1 more win to Clintonlarge African-American populations. In local races, District voters will decid
In DC, last primary of 2016 could give 1 more win to Clinton
Philly.com / Posted 13 days ago
large African-American populations. In local races, District voters will decide whether former Mayor Vincent Gray will return to the D.C. Council. Gray lost his bid for a second term as mayor in 2014 amid a federal investigation of his 2010 campai... Read more
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Roll Call
Clinton Support for D.C. Statehood Encourages Officialspart of the Democratic Party platform. The Democratic Party last included D.C s
Clinton Support for D.C. Statehood Encourages Officials
Roll Call / Posted 13 days ago
part of the Democratic Party platform. The Democratic Party last included D.C statehood in its platform in 2000. At-large D.C. Councilmember Vincent Orange agreed incorporating the cause into a national party's stance would be a step in the right... Read more
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Roll Call
D.C. Marijuana Initiative Transmitted to Congressand cultivation of small amounts of marijuana was transmitted to Congress for r
D.C. Marijuana Initiative Transmitted to Congress
Roll Call / Posted 13 days ago
and cultivation of small amounts of marijuana was transmitted to Congress for review. The office of the secretary to the D.C. Council confirmed Tuesday that the initiative was sent to Congress. Under the Home Rule Act, Congress has 30 days to... Read more
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Salon.com
In DC, last primary of 2016 could give 1 more win to Clintonlarge African-American populations. In local races, District voters will decid
In DC, last primary of 2016 could give 1 more win to Clinton
Salon.com / Posted 13 days ago
large African-American populations. In local races, District voters will decide whether former Mayor Vincent Gray will return to the D.C. Council. Gray lost his bid for a second term as mayor in 2014 amid a federal investigation of his 2010 campai... Read more
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NBC Washington
DC Mayor Trying to Win Back Ward 7 Seat From Incumbentin an at-large race and three other ward races. The seat of chair of the Arling
DC Mayor Trying to Win Back Ward 7 Seat From Incumbent
NBC Washington / Posted 13 days ago
in an at-large race and three other ward races. The seat of chair of the Arlington Board also is being challenged. D.C. Council At Large Incumbent Vincent Orange, who returned the council in 2011 after previously serving as the Ward 5... Read more
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The Advocate
Status of the states on same-sex marriagein the state to have their civil union converted to marriage when the bill take
Status of the states on same-sex marriage
The Advocate / Posted 13 days ago
in the state to have their civil union converted to marriage when the bill takes effect July 1. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The D.C. Council approved same-sex marriage in 2009; marriages began in March 2010. IOWA: The state Supreme Court legalized... Read more
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The Washington Times
Muriel Bowser’s fortunes with D.C. council hinge on electionsvoters on Tuesday will decide the futures of several city lawmakers — as well a
Muriel Bowser’s fortunes with D.C. council hinge on elections
The Washington Times / Posted 14 days ago
voters on Tuesday will decide the futures of several city lawmakers — as well as Mayor Muriel Bowser’s influence on the D.C. Council. About 75 percent of the nearly 450,000 registered voters in the District are Democrats, meaning the winners of... Read more
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FOX 8 WGHP
Suspect in threats at Raeford mosque believed to be in US Army Reserveauthorities and the FBI to investigate this incident as a possible hate crime,”
Suspect in threats at Raeford mosque believed to be in US Army Reserve
FOX 8 WGHP / Posted 17 days ago
authorities and the FBI to investigate this incident as a possible hate crime,” said Ibrahim Hooper, of the Washington-D.C. Council on American-Islamic Relations. “We also ask local police to step up patrols in the area of this and other North... Read more
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The Washington Times
D.C. jazz musicians fight to be heard as once-lively music halls shut downabatement to qualified D.C. historic music centers that want to lease or purcha
D.C. jazz musicians fight to be heard as once-lively music halls shut down
The Washington Times / Posted 17 days ago
abatement to qualified D.C. historic music centers that want to lease or purchase sites to expand their clubs. Although the D.C. Council has approved the bill, neither Mayor Vincent C. Gray nor current Mayor Muriel Bowser has funded it, offering no... Read more
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The Washington Times
D.C. officials seek training, hiring changes for special policeSmith. The medical examiner’s office has ruled the case a homicide, but no char
D.C. officials seek training, hiring changes for special police
The Washington Times / Posted 17 days ago
Smith. The medical examiner’s office has ruled the case a homicide, but no charges have been filed. If approved by the D.C. Council, the new requirements would apply to all private security guards licensed by the District to carry weapons and... Read more
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The GW Hatchet
D.C. Council votes to raise minimum wage to $15Recent Posts in Newsroom The D.C. Council voted Tuesday to raise minimum wage
D.C. Council votes to raise minimum wage to $15
The GW Hatchet / Posted 18 days ago
Recent Posts in Newsroom The D.C. Council voted Tuesday to raise minimum wage in the District to $15, the Washington Post reported. Two fraternities are coming to campus this fall and next spring. Phi Delta Theta will launch a GW colony and recruit... Read more
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The Washington Times
D.C. $15 minimum wage deal spurs applause, angerPolicies Institute. Conservative nonprofit AR Squared sent out a scathing emai
D.C. $15 minimum wage deal spurs applause, anger
The Washington Times / Posted 19 days ago
Policies Institute. Conservative nonprofit AR Squared sent out a scathing email blast just hours after Ms. Bowser and the D.C. Council announced the deal. “Today’s vote that was orchestrated by big labor and the D.C. City Council is a blow to... Read more
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Boston Globe
Lawmaker wants process to choose new MBTA pension chief to be publicand the states of California and New York in mandating pay raises for retail, r
Lawmaker wants process to choose new MBTA pension chief to be public
Boston Globe / Posted 19 days ago
and the states of California and New York in mandating pay raises for retail, restaurant and service-industry workers. The D.C. Council unanimously approved the wage increase, and Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser has pledged to sign it when it... Read more
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Savannah Morning News
D.C. lawmakers approve citywide $15 minimum wageand the states of California and New York in mandating pay raises for retail, r
D.C. lawmakers approve citywide $15 minimum wage
Savannah Morning News / Posted 19 days ago
and the states of California and New York in mandating pay raises for retail, restaurant and service-industry workers. The D.C. Council unanimously approved the wage increase, and Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser has pledged to sign it when it... Read more
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NBC Washington
D.C. Council Votes for Minimum Wage IncreaseThe D.C. Council voted to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 per hour by the
D.C. Council Votes for Minimum Wage Increase
NBC Washington / Posted 19 days ago
The D.C. Council voted to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 per hour by the year 2020. News4's Tom Sherwood reports the increase puts the District in a small group of cities and states embracing the higher minimum wage.... Read more
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Boston Globe
DC lawmakers approve citywide $15 minimum wagethe states of California and New York in mandating pay raises for retail, resta
DC lawmakers approve citywide $15 minimum wage
Boston Globe / Posted 19 days ago
the states of California and New York in mandating pay raises for retail, restaurant, and service-industry workers. The D.C. Council unanimously approved the wage increase, and Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser has pledged to sign it when it... Read more
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