The bill, which was defeated by a 9–4 vote, would have provided almost $64 million for the MPD to hire new officers but also retain current officers.
D.C. Council members proposed several pieces of legislation Tuesday, from building up the Metropolitan Police Department to full marijuana legalization.
The D.C. Council passes the universal paid leave act after 15 months of public debate Monday.
The District will most likely take a leap toward 11 weeks of family paid leave, which would be the longest paid leave offered in the nation.
The Council’s unanimous revision of the plan stipulates that each of the ward’s new shelters must be on city-owned property.
D.C. legislators passed a ban on public marijuana clubs Tuesday.
The six female members of the D.C, co-sponsored a bill advocating for an official close in the gender-based pay gap – for women of all races.
D.C. business leaders are concerned about how much they would have to shell out for an extensive paid family leave program.
University Police Department officers would be able to patrol areas off campus if a bill introduced in the D.C. Council on Tuesday is passed.
Officials are looking to resuscitate a troubled emergency response system in the District.