Posts Tagged ‘veto’

Gray: Council Budget Would Delay Streetcar Until 2045, Raise Cost

If the D.C. Council's proposed changes to streetcar funding are allowed to stand, the 22-mile priority streetcar system won't be completed until 2045 and will cost 50 percent more than under the current plan, Mayor Vince Gray says in a letter to Council Chairman Phil Mendelson explaining his veto of the Council's budget.
Gray has vetoed the entirety [...]

Did Walmart Kill the Living Wage Bill?

D.C.'s big-box living wage bill is dead, barring a surprising move by the D.C. Council.
Mayor Vince Gray vetoed the Large Retailer Accountability Act this morning, calling it "a woefully inadequate and flawed vehicle for achieving the goal we all share.” The Council can override the veto if nine members vote to do so—which would be unlikely, given that [...]