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Minimum wage increases and earnings in low-wage jobs

Over the past three years, 18 states plus the District of Columbia have implemented minimum wage increases, joining ten other states that have raised their minimum wages at least once since the last Federal increase in 2009. This column...Show More Summary

DC Considers Cutting-Edge Paid Family Leave Law

"I sometimes imagine how my life would be different if my mom had the option of paid family leave," says Travis. The District of Columbia resident was born prematurely. Because his mother could not get the time off from work to make necessary hospital visits to care for her fragile son, "She had to give me up to be raised in Florida by other family members."

INEZ FELTSCHER STEPMAN: States have simple message for incoming administration on education: Get ou…

INEZ FELTSCHER STEPMAN: States have simple message for incoming administration on education: Get out of our way. Forty-three states (plus the District of Columbia), including California, allow choice within the public system through the authorization of charter schools. Show More Summary

NFL responds to congresswoman about unaccepted ID

The NFL sent a memo to the 32 teams to clarify what is valid identification after a man with a new District of Columbia driver's license was initially denied purchasing alcohol at a stadium.        

Cannabis and Cleantech: Legal Marijuana Is Opening Up a New Market for Renewable Microgrids

It's often said that electric vehicles are the key to bringing back load growth for utilities in the U.S. But maybe there’s another way: Marijuana. After the November election, seven states and the district of Columbia have now legalized marijuana for recreational use. Show More Summary

Yes, D.C. licenses are valid ID, NFL reminds stadium beer vendors

Prod comes after Metlife Stadium vendors apparently didn’t recognize the “District of Columbia” as part of the U.S.

Anti-Smoking Paternalism Infantilizes Adults: New at Reason

3 days agoNews : Reason

It's not just colleges treating adults like children. A. Barton Hinkle writes: State and local governments are, too. The latest example is the District of Columbia, which is about to raise the smoking age to 21. In doing so it will join...Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Leads Lawmaker Push To Defend Consumer Protection Watchdog In Court

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 - The U.S. lawmakers who helped bring the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau into being rose to defend it on Tuesday, urging the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to review a ruling that poses...Show More Summary

Testimony on the Fair Wage Amendment Act of 2016

EPI Senior Economist Elise Gould delivered the following testimony before the Council of the District of Columbia Subcommittee on Workforce on November 29, 2016.

DC mayor urges caution on paid family leave bill

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is not ready to back the D.C. Council's plan to provide paid family leave to people who work in the nation's capital. The council … Click to Continue »

District of Columbia Chairman Unveils Paid Leave Tax Proposal

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) yesterday released his compromise paid leave proposal, after developing it over the past several months. Key elements: A 0.62 percent payroll tax on all employers in the District (except the federal...Show More Summary

DC lawmakers to vote on generous paid family leave benefits

District of Columbia lawmakers will vote next week on whether to give workers in the city the nation's most generous paid family leave benefits. Democratic Council Chairman Phil Mendelson told … Click to Continue »

Here are Saturday’s $420M Powerball numbers

6 days agoNews : USAToday: News

The $2 tickets are available in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.        

Lucian Bute to pay $50,000 to WBC Clean Boxing Program

A settlement has been reached between Lucian Bute and the District of Columbia Athletic Commission, several months after an initial anti-doping test result was announcement regarding traces of Ostarin found in Bute’s urine samples this past May. Following the World … Continue reading ? The post Lucian Bute to pay $50,000 to WBC Clean Boxing Program appeared first on Boxing News.

SETTLEMENT REACHED BETWEEN LUCIAN BUTE & DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ATHLETIC COMMISSION

A settlement has been reached between Lucian Bute and the District of Columbia Athletic Commission, several months after an initial anti-doping test result was announcement regarding traces of Ostarin [...] The post SETTLEMENT REACHED BETWEEN LUCIAN BUTE & DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ATHLETIC COMMISSION appeared first on Boxing News 24.

Legalized Marijuana Could Drive A New Tech Boom

The revolution to legalize marijuana is marching slowly—but steadily—forward. Half of the states in the United States plus the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana or cannabis for medical use, and more states are legalizing recreational use with each election cycle. In the recent election, California, Nevada, Massachusetts and Maine [...]

Oakland schools chief to take over as DC chancellor

The superintendent of public schools in Oakland, California, is heading east to take over public schools in the District of Columbia. A spokeswoman for Mayor Muriel Bowser says the mayor … Click to Continue »

Obama Administration Calls On Schools To Stop Abusing Kids

Although 28 states and the District of Columbia explicitly prohibit the act of physical discipline in school, corporal punishment is hardly a relic of the past. In the 2013-2014 school year, over 110,000 students were struck, paddled or flogged in the classroom, according to the most recent available data from the federal government. Show More Summary

Obama Administration Calls On Schools To Stop Abusing Kids

Although 28 states and the District of Columbia explicitly prohibit the act of physical discipline in school, corporal punishment is hardly a relic of the past. In the 2013-2014 school year, over 110,000 students were struck, paddled or flogged in the classroom, according to the most recent available data from the federal government. Show More Summary

Obama Administration Calls On Schools To Stop Abusing Kids

Although 28 states and the District of Columbia explicitly prohibit the act of physical discipline in school, corporal punishment is hardly a relic of the past. In the 2013-2014 school year, over 110,000 students were struck, paddled or flogged in the classroom, according to the most recent available data from the federal government. Show More Summary

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