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Marion Barry pushes for limits on D.C. contractors

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Ward 8 D.C. Councilman Marion Barry wants to bar the District -- for now -- from hiring companies that aren't based in Washington from doing construction on city-owned buildings. Under Barry's proposal, the District wouldn't be allowed to enter into contracts for construction or remodeling with companies that aren't "certified business enterprises," or CBEs, while a task force reviews how and...

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