The D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to increase the District of Columbia’s minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, one of the nation’s highest.
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.
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray said Friday he supports increasing the city’s minimum wage to $10 an hour, setting up a possible showdown with the D.C. Council over pay for low-wage workers.
The D.C. Council approved a resolution Tuesday calling on the Washington Redskins to change their nickname, which some consider offensive to Native Americans.
Wal-Mart is opening two hiring centers in Washington just days after the D.C. Council failed to override a veto of an effort to require other large retailers to pay employees a “living wage.”
The D.C. Council will consider decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Metro is spending millions of dollars to triple the number of video cameras it has monitoring its stations and parking garages, and to put cameras in rail cars for the first time.
Parents could be charged if children miss too many school days under a bill proposed by a District of Columbia Council member.
The D.C. Council will consider asking President Barack Obama to display the District of Columbia’s “Taxation Without Representation” license plates on his official vehicles.
Speed limits on some major commuter routes in the nation’s capital won’t be going up after all.
Anita Bonds has been selected as an interim member of the D.C. Council.
New legislation in the D.C. Council would reduce fines from automated speed cameras and running red lights could be lowered to $50.