Council of the District of Columbia

D.C. Council Sends Minimum Wage Hike To MayorThe D.C. Council is scheduled to take a final vote on raising the city's minimum wage to $11.50 an hour by 2016.
Wage Bill Affecting Wal-Mart Dies In D.C.An effort to require Wal-Mart and other large retailers to pay their employees a "living wage" of at least $12.50 an hour met its end Tuesday when the D.C. Council failed to override Mayor Vincent Gray's veto.
D.C. Council Overrides Mayor On Speed LimitsSpeed limits on some major commuter routes in the nation's capital won't be going up after all.
D.C. Council To Consider Disabled Parking OverhaulThe D.C. Council is again pushing forward with a major overhaul to the way people with disabilities can park on congested downtown streets.
D.C. Council Bill Makes Gay Divorce Easier In CityThe D.C. Council has given final approval to a bill that would make it easier for gay and lesbian couples who marry in the nation's capital to get divorced.
D.C. Council Raises Tax For Wealthiest ResidentsAfter nearly three hours of angry debate, the D.C. Council voted Tuesday to raise income taxes for the district's wealthiest residents, a last-minute move intended to soften the blow of a previously approved new tax on municipal bonds.
Online Poker In D.C. Won't Have High StakesResidents of the nation's capital could be able to play government-sponsored Texas Hold `Em poker and other online games within three months, but some wonder if the stakes are too small for the games to generate much interest or revenue.
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