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On February 18, a Special Legislative Meeting of the Council of the District of Columbia will be held. Chairman Phil Mendelson is calling the 13 councilmembers to come together under Council Rule 303(b) to consider legislation concerning COVID-19 vaccine mandates […]

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to make the District of Columbia the 51st state of the United States of America. House Bill 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, would admit the District of Columbia into the union […]

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Former Councilman Jack Evans

On June 16, a special election will be held to fill the seat vacated by Ward 2 D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans. Evans resigned on January 7 to avoid a council vote on his removal based on alleged conflicts of interests. […]

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On January 2, Rochelle Ford became the acting director of the District of Columbia’s Board of Ethics and Government Accountability. Ford was the Board’s Senior Attorney Advisor and had served as Interim General Counsel. Ford replaces Brent Wolfingbarger, who resigned […]

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The D.C. Council introduced a procurement bill designed to improve compliance with a district law that requires companies with large public contracts to subcontract some work to small local businesses. B23-0545 is aimed at closing loopholes to prevent program abuse […]

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Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser - by AFGE

Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Fair Elections Temporary Amendment Act of 2019 on July 1. The act amends the definition of a qualified small-dollar contribution to set a minimum value of cash or in-kind contributions at a value of $5. […]

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Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Fair Elections Emergency Amendment Act of 2019 on May 22. The act amends the definition of a qualified small-dollar contribution to set a minimum value of cash or in-kind contributions at $5. The act became […]

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District of Columbia Act 22-578 passed Congressional review and is now effective. The Campaign Finance Reform Amendment Act of 2018 removes the Office of Campaign Finance from the Board of Elections and establishes an independent five-member Campaign Finance Board (CFB). […]

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The D.C. Council unanimously approved a bill in a second full council vote that aims to restrict political contributions by government contractors doing business with the district. The bill also addresses improper coordination between campaigns, political action committees and independent […]

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The Washington D.C. Council approved a bill in a first full council vote that aims to restrict political contributions by government contractors doing business with the district. The bill also addresses improper coordination between campaigns, political action committees and independent […]

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Act A22-0442, which included the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Amendment Act of 2018, passed congressional review. The Act expands the scope of procurement lobbying in the District of Columbia to include action by an executive agency or official […]

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D.C. Council Member Kenyan McDuffie announced his plan to introduce emergency legislation to ban contributions to political action committees during non-election years. There are currently other bills pending before the council that also seek to close this same campaign finance […]

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Attorney General Karl A. Racine proposed a new bill to close the current loophole allowing unlimited donations to political action committees (PACs) in non-election years. The bill also contains a pay-to-play provision creating a two-year period of ineligibility for “high value” […]

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The Washington, D.C. City Council unanimously approved a bill raising the city’s minimum wage to $11.50 per hour. The Council must hold a final vote on the bill and send it to Mayor Vincent C. Gray before it becomes law. […]

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