Government Bytes


The Late Edition: July 11, 2013

by Christina Disomma / /

Today’s Taxpayer News!

U.S. News and World Report published this editorial, penned by NTU’s Pete Sepp, on the importance of allowing industries and businesses (especially timber) to set their own environmental standards.

The DC City Council yesterday passed a bill forcing large retailers in the District (including Walmart, Home Depot, and Macy’s) to pay a significantly higher minimum wage than other retailers. NTU opposed the measure, the costs of which caused Walmart to publicly abandon plans for new stores within DC boundaries.