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Budget approved with lower sales tax, no amendment from David Catania on schools. [WBJ, Times]

Living wage bill passes first vote, 8-5. [Housing Complex, WBJ, Post]

Report on Human Rights Watch investigation of MPD says nonprofit used incomplete data, made wrong assumptions. [Post]

The Heller ruling, five years later. [WAMU]

Keely Thompson pleads guilty to spending city grant money on trips to Atlantic City. [LL, NBC 4]

Lottery ticket contract up for review. [NBC 4]