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D.C. Council Sends Minimum Wage Hike To Mayor

The D.C. Council is scheduled to take a final vote on raising the city’s minimum wage to $11.50 an hour by 2016.

12/17/2013

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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.

09/17/2013

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D.C. Council Overrides Mayor On Speed Limits

Speed limits on some major commuter routes in the nation’s capital won’t be going up after all.

12/20/2012

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D.C. Council To Consider Disabled Parking Overhaul

The D.C. Council is again pushing forward with a major overhaul to the way people with disabilities can park on congested downtown streets.

10/01/2012

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D.C. Council Bill Makes Gay Divorce Easier In City

The 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.

03/06/2012

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D.C. Council Raises Tax For Wealthiest Residents

After 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.

09/20/2011

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Online Poker In D.C. Won’t Have High Stakes

Residents 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.

06/29/2011

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