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DC Mayor Gray on living wage bill veto

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It's the decision District residents have been waiting for.

On Thursday, Mayor Vincent Gray vetoed the ‘living wage’ bill which would have forced Wal-Mart and other large retailers to pay their employees at least $12.50 an hour.

Some say his decision will open up huge opportunities for new retailers and those looking for jobs.

But not everyone agrees.

Mayor Gray joined us to tell us how he came to the decision.

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