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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.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray symbolically noted his disapproval Tuesday with the final version of legislation that postpones the city's first election for attorney general by four years, returning the bill to the D.C. Council unsigned.
The D.C. government has enough money remaining in its contingency reserve fund to pay workers for about a week if the federal shutdown continues, but with no agreement in sight officials are scrambling to find other ways they can ensure employees are paid.
D.C. Council members are looking to keep the city government running through a federal shutdown by paying employees with funds from the city's contingency cash reserve fund — a tactic that could avert a showdown with federal officials.
The D.C. Council voted 9-4 Tuesday to recommend censuring and stripping council member Marion Barry of a committee assignment as a result of his failure to disclose cash gifts from city contractors.
D.C. Council members on Tuesday failed to garner enough support to override the mayor's veto of the Large Retailer Accountability Act, which would have increased wages at large stores — most notably Wal-Mart.
Mayor Vincent C. Gray on Thursday vetoed a bill that would raise the minimum wage at many large retail stores, setting up a crucial vote next week in the D.C. Council where proponents of the bill do not appear to have the support to override it.