Tag: Washington D.C.

  • Eight candidates filed to appear on Washington, D.C.’s Republican presidential primary ballot

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    The filing deadline for the Washington, D.C., Republican presidential primary passed on Dec. 1, 2023. Eight candidates qualified to appear on the March 3, 2024, ballot. The following candidates qualified: Binkley, Burgum, Christie, DeSantis, Haley, Ramaswamy, Stuckenberg, and Trump have all filed to participate in five or more nominating contests. See the chart below for…

  • Biden White House has 474 employees, according to annual report

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    Photo of the White House in Washington, D.C.

    On July, 1, 2022, the White House released its annual report to Congress on personnel, which details White House staff members and their salaries.  The Biden White House includes 474 staff members according to the report. Sixty-three staff members are detailees temporarily assigned to the White House from another agency or department. The other 411…

  • D.C. voters to decide whether to increase the minimum wage for tipped workers in November

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    On April 6, the D.C. Board of Elections announced that the campaign behind Initiative 82, which would increase the minimum wage for tipped workers, submitted 27,026 valid signatures—enough to qualify for the ballot. The campaign had originally targeted the June primary ballot, but with a delay during the signature verification process the board missed the…

  • Committee behind an initiative to increase the minimum wage for tipped workers in D.C. submits signatures for the June ballot

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    On Feb. 22, the DC Committee to Build a Better Restaurant Industry submitted 34,000 signatures to the D.C. Board of Elections in an effort to place Initiative 82 on the June ballot. Initiative 82 would incrementally increase the tipped minimum wage from $5.05 in 2021 to match the minimum wage of non-tipped employees in 2027.…