Latest D.C. Council Items
The latest gun-control scheme that starts on Jan. 1 will force every legal firearm owner in the nation’s capital to go in person to police headquarters to renew their registration certificates.
A coalition of clergy, union leaders and activists is seeking to put an initiative on next year's ballot that would raise the District's minimum wage to $12.50 an hour — saying D.C. Council members' promises to raise the minimum wage don't go far enough.
The decision to fire the District's insurance commissioner came swiftly after he criticized President Obama's plan to let people with coverage that does not meet the Affordable Care Act's standards extend their plans for one year.
A federal judge said Thursday he will issue a ruling next week on a lawsuit seeking to keep the race for the District's first elected attorney general on the 2014 ballot. But the ruling might stand only to delay a decision further.
Passing yardage and points are going up, up, up in the NFL, as are TV ratings and, of course, revenues. So all must be well with America's most popular sport, right? Not so fast.
The council voted 10-0 in favor of the resolution, the second time in its history that the body has called for a name change for the city's NFL franchise. A similar resolution was approved in 2001.
Disgraced former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. made a trip back to the District recently — but why the imprisoned lawmaker was in town is something of a mystery.