The Large Retailer Accountability Act, which would require large retailers within the District of Columbia to pay their employees a minimum of $12.50 per hour, was vetoed yesterday by D.C. Mayor Gray. The mayor stated that he would seek a ?true living-wage bill?, but also that he was wary of passing into law a ?job-killer?. Wal-Mart, one of the bills most outspoken critics, had stated that it would cease plans to build six stores in the city if the bill were passed. The bill will now return to the city council where nine of the 13 members would have to vote in favor of it to override the mayor?s veto.
See Mike DeBonis, The Washington Post, September 12, 2013