District Digest: Fighting for the living wage and tragedy at the Navy Yard

Overriding the veto After Mayor Vincent Gray announced his intention to veto the District’s proposed living wage bill last week, the bill’s proponents have urged District Councilmembers to rally and override the mayor’s veto. The Large Retailer Accountability Act, if… Read More

Gray vetos living wage bill, affirms allegiances to Wal-Mart

Earlier today, Mayor Vincent Gray announced his decision to veto the controversial Large Retailer Accountability Act, colloquially known as the ‘living wage’ bill. Gray cited the bill’s failure to provide increased opportunities and wages for the majority of the D.C. workforce… Read More

District Digest: Living wage bill and D.C. Olympics

Mayor faces living wage bill Yesterday, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announced that he would present Mayor Vincent Gray, pictured at right, with a “living wage” bill that was approved earlier this summer. While the bill has faced many supporters and… Read More

Alta Gracia Project finds an audience, and a market, at Georgetown

Yesterday evening, in front of a small crowd of students, alumni, and guests in the ICC auditorium, Jack DeGioia received a gift from a company CEO and two international guests. To anyone not aware of the back story,… Read More