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buy canada goose jacket cheap The council voted 8 to 5 to overturn Initiative 77, which was designed to end a two tier minimum wage system that allows employers to pay bartenders, servers, bellhops and other tipped workers a few dollars an hour as long as customer gratuities add up to the standard minimum wage. The measure would have gradually raised the current $3.89 hourly tipped wage until it matched the standard minimum wage in 2026. buy canada goose jacket cheap

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canada goose clearance Council member Charles Allen (D Ward 6) disagreed. Allen opposed Initiative 77 but also opposed repeal. residents. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D), the city’s longtime nonvoting representative in the House, said she doesn’t expect the Initiative 77 repeal to hurt the canada goose outlet jackets city’s campaign for statehood because local and state governments around the country have been increasingly overturning voter initiatives. Council was doing something that is inconsistent with the self governing rights of states and cities,” Norton said. canada goose clearance

Still, Norton opposed repeal, and a quote from her to that effect was projected onto a building next to city hall on the eve of the vote. Robin Bell, a “guerrilla artist” known for shining anti Trump messages on his downtown hotel, did the projections.

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Mendelson has noted that he, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) and other officials easily beat primary challenges in June canada goose outlet store toronto after campaigning against Initiative 77. But none of them announced they wanted to repeal the ballot measure before the primary, and Mendelson repeatedly declined to say what he would do if the measure passed.

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