The D.C. Council has delivered a final blow to some of outgoing Mayor Vincent Gray’s priorities by overriding his veto of the city’s $10.6 billion budget.
Gov. Martin O’Malley vetoed a 13-month moratorium on building wind turbines within 56 miles of the U.S. Naval Air Station Patuxent River, saying the bill is unnecessary and would send a chilling message to renewable energy developers.
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.
The Anne Arundel County Council has voted to override the county executive’s veto of a stormwater remediation fee and will now consider emergency legislation to modify the fee.
Frederick Mayor Randy McClement has vetoed the aldermen’s vote to hire a full-time support staffer to help them with legislative work.