Last call in D.C. is 2 a.m. during the week, and 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights. Councilmember Jim Graham opposes pushing those times back an hour.
A battle over booze is brewing at the D.C. Council. Today, D.C. Councilman Jim Graham continued to rail against Mayor Vincent Gray's plan to extend last call by an hour.
Instead, Graham proposed a 6-cent excise tax on alcoholic drinks, a move that would raise around $20 million. Graham, who oversees alcohol issues in D.C., also added his name to the list of councilmembers opposed to lifting the Sunday liquor ban.
All of these different proposals are part of the council's ongoing budget discussion.
The other big issue today at the council: furlough repayment. It appears that the council and the mayor have found common ground on a proposal to pay back city employees who were furloughed for four days last year.