DC Council to Consider Tax Hike on Businesses

Though DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has unveiled a balanced budget that would invest in core services like housing, healthcare and education without raising taxes, the DC Council is considering proposals to raise taxes on individuals and businesses anyway to cover new spending projects. The DC Council’s Budget Oversight Committee held a hearing June 17 to… Read more »

DC Council Debates Parking ‘Cash Out’ Bill

The DC Council is considering a bill that would require employers in the District that offer parking benefits to offer a “cash out” incentive to encourage employees to take transit, walk or bike to work instead of driving. The Transportation Benefits Equity Act won unanimous approval in a Council hearing on March 3 but will… Read more »

DC Moving Ahead with Paid Leave Program

The District is moving ahead with plans to implement one of the nation’s most generous paid family and medical leave programs. Earlier this year, DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson indicated he was willing to make changes to the funding of the paid leave program, but last month Mendelson told the Washington Post he would not revisit… Read more »

DC Hearing Targets DOL’s AHP Rule

The DC Council is considering legislation that would prohibit fully-insured “large group” association health plans (AHPs) from operating in the nation’s capital. The bill, titled the “Health Insurance Marketplace Improvement Act of 2018,” is largely in response to new rules from the Department of Labor that expand association health plans and short-term health plans as… Read more »

Changes to DC Paid Leave Bill Tabled for Now

Plans by DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson to make changes to the paid leave bill passed in December of 2016 have been tabled for now. During a recent debate with his primary challenger Ed Lazere, Chairman Mendelson announced he would not pursue any changes to the law at this time. Mendelson did not rule out… Read more »