Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham has announced he’s postponing a hearing on his taxicab medallion bill, one day after his chief of staff was arrested for accepting a bribe to influence it.

The hearing, which had been scheduled for Oct. 1, is being delayed to an unspecified date “[i]n light of the current context of events.”

Graham’s statement: “This bill was intended to be a catalyst for discussion of various ideas to address the ever increasing number of taxicab operators in D.C….That discussion can be appropriately postponed to a later date.”

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