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.
The D.C. Council could vote as early as December on a bill that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $11.50 an hour by July 2016, one of the nation’s highest, according to a key councilmember.
Phil Mendelson was selected Wednesday as interim chairman of the scandal-plagued D.C. Council, pledging to restore trust in a legislative body that’s lost two members this year to criminal convictions.
The acting chairman of the D.C. Council has circulated a resolution that would make Councilmember Phil Mendelson the interim chairman.
Kwame Brown’s resignation as chairman of the D.C. Council has been certified by the district’s elections board.