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DC Council Introduces Bill for Paid Election Day Leave

DC Council Introduces Bill for Paid Election Day Leave

Nine Washington, D.C. Councilmembers introduced a bill that would compel businesses to give workers two hours of paid leave on Election Day. The bill, called the Paid Leave to Vote Amendment Act of 2018, was introduced Nov. 20. If passed, the bill would grant workers up to two hours of[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson postponed the final vote on a bill to regulate Airbnb and regular services Oct. 16.

DC Council Postpones Airbnb Regulation Vote

Washington, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson postponed the final vote on a bill limiting the use of Airbnb, a homestay service, and other short-term lodging services in the District Oct. 16, after financial analysis revealed the high costs of enforcing the measures outlined in the policy. The vote is set[Read More…]

by October 25, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Inequality Displaces Black DC Residents

Inequality Displaces Black DC Residents

The black population in Washington, D.C., dipped below 50 percent for the first time in nearly 60 years due to increased gentrification, growing income inequality and an expanding education gap, trends expected to continue without government intervention, according to a Georgetown University report released Thursday morning. Requested by the D.C.[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 2 comments City News, News, News - Top
DC Passes Expansive Paid Family Leave Bill

DC Passes Expansive Paid Family Leave Bill

Passing by a vote of nine to four on Dec. 20, the Washington, D.C. Council approved a new payroll tax to fund an expansive family and medical leave benefits plan for the city’s private sector employees. If the bill is signed by Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), it moves to Congress[Read More…]

by January 20, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Crime Bill Under Final Consideration

The Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results Act — which aims to reduce crime in the District — is currently undergoing final review by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser after receiving unanimous approval from the D.C. Council in its second reading. Bowser has until March 25 to respond to and allow for the[Read More…]

by March 22, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Council Endorses Generous Paid Family Leave

The District of Columbia Universal Paid Leave Act, which would give people working in D.C. paid leave to care for a baby or ill relative, received the endorsement of D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) on Feb. 11, a major step forward for the bill. The bill was spearheaded by[Read More…]

by February 19, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The voter-approved Initiative 71, providing for the legal use of marijuana in the District of Columbia, took effect Thursday at midnight.

Midnight in DC: Cannabis Legalized

Despite displeasure from members of Congress, marijuana legalization took effect in Washington, D.C., at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. The sale of marijuana remains illegal. Having passed with 69 percent of the vote in November’s election, the measure faced a 30-day congressional review period, beginning Jan. 13. Its expiration at midnight paved[Read More…]

by February 27, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Initiative 71, which passed in November with 69 percent of the vote and which legalizes marijuana, will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday after the conclusion of a 30-day congressional review period.

Marijuana Legalization Takes Effect at Midnight

Marijuana will be legal in Washington, D.C., at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow. Mayor Muriel Bowser confirmed in a press conference Wednesday that the D.C. government would implement Initiative 71, which was passed in the November election with 69 percent of the vote, after the 30-day congressional review period expires at midnight.[Read More…]

by February 25, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Records Budget Surplus

The District of Columbia ended the fiscal year with a budget surplus for the fourth consecutive time, revealing excess revenue of $203 million that sparked debates over potential uses for the money. The 2014 surplus brought the balance of the general fund — where the excess revenues are stored —[Read More…]

by February 6, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Council Proposes Concealed Carry Permit

The D.C. Council will vote Tuesday on emergency legislation that would allow citizens of the District to carry concealed weapons in public. Announced Wednesday, the proposal came in response to the U.S. District Court ruling in Palmer v. District of Columbia, which deemed the gun regulations prohibiting D.C. citizens from[Read More…]

by September 23, 2014 1 comment City News, News, News - Top