Mayor Vincent Gray (D) “vetoed legislation Thursday that would force the city’s largest retailers to pay a super-minimum wage to their workers, ending two months of uncertainty over the controversial bill’s fate and setting up a decisive override vote at the D.C. Council as early as” next Tuesday.
“An override would require the approval of nine of the council’s 13 members. The bill passed last month by an 8-5 margin, and no member has acknowledged since that their vote could change.” (Washington Post)
In the initial vote, mayoral candidates were split: Councilmember Jack Evans (D) voted for the measure, while Tommy Wells (D) and Muriel Bowser (D) voted against it.
Gray hasn’t yet announced whether he’ll seek reelection.
— Steven Shepard