Posts Tagged ‘vincent orange’

A Demographic Breakdown of the Mayoral Primary

If only the neighborhoods with the most children had turned out to vote in last week's Democratic mayoral primary, Vince Gray would be cruising to a second term. But Muriel Bowser came away the winner after dominating the areas with the lowest poverty and unemployment rates. Meanwhile, Jack Evans and Tommy Wells had their best results in the whitest precincts, while sixth-place finisher Vincent [...]

Walmart Bill Vote Bumped to Next Week; Cue the Lobbyists

Un-mark your calendars: The D.C. Council won't be voting on the Large Retailer Accountability Act tomorrow after all.
Council Chairman Phil Mendelson tells the Washington Post that the vote on the legislation commonly known as the Walmart bill, which would require big retailers to pay a "living wage" of $12.50 an hour, will be pushed to next [...]

Living Wage Bill Clears Committee, Heads for Full Council Vote

A controversial bill to require large retailers in the District to pay a "living wage" sailed through a key D.C. Council committee vote this morning, setting up a vote in the full Council.
The Large Retailer Accountability Act was introduced in January by Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and received a contentious hearing in March, with members [...]

Orange Makes One Fix to Living Wage Bill, But Problems Remain

At a D.C. Council hearing in March, one of the principal objections to proposed legislation that would require certain retailers—those that bring in at least $1 billion a year and have a D.C. store of more than 75,000 square feet—to pay a "living wage" was the unfairness of the size requirement. Why, witnesses asked, should Walmart [...]

Pols Laud Long-Shot Freeway-Topping Trade Center

Three days after bursting into public view, AEPA Architects Engineers P.C. president Alfred Liu's plan for a massive office building over the I-395 freeway may have reached its high point.
Last night was the proposal's formal unveiling: The annual gala dinner of the U.S.-China Capital Cities Friendship Council, which Liu chairs. Held in a chilly room [...]

Vincent Orange Isn’t Serious About Unemployment

At yesterday's reportedly insane legislative session, while an income tax hike grabbed most of the headlines, Councilmember Vincent Orange introduced a slew of new bills, most having to do with how Councilmembers operate. The more substantive proposal, though, was this: Establishing a "Jobs Czar" who, according to a press release, would "declare war on unemployment."
How [...]