The District of Columbia (DC), USA, is governed by the US federal government, but it also has a local government with significant autonomy.

Should we have a tag for questions about the District's local laws? Or is this more properly a subset of ?

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    Well, if there's agreement that one is warranted then there are a number of questions that I could retag accordingly. But if it's a bad idea for some reason and someone is going to go back and delete all my tags, I'd rather know before I start. Commented Jun 11, 2020 at 22:14
  • @NateEldredge see edits.
    – Dale M Mod
    Commented Jun 11, 2020 at 22:48
  • If you're going to do it, please don't go through and do all of them at once. A handful a day, at most, to avoid drowning new questions with bumps for minor change. @NateEldredge
    – user4657
    Commented Jun 13, 2020 at 22:10
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    Alternate tag/Synonym: washington-dc
    – Trish
    Commented Mar 30, 2021 at 13:28

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