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Mayor Bowser Allows Paid Family Leave to Move to Congress

Employees in Washington, D.C. will receive paid family leave benefits starting in January 2020 after Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) allowed the legislation funding the new program to move to the U.S. Congress for review. Bowser, who is a vocal critic of the act’s financial cost and extent of the law’s[Read More…]

by February 17, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Council Seeks to Address Wage Gap

A bill presented to the Washington, D.C. Council aims to prohibit employers from asking prospective employees about their wage history, a provision intended to combat the wage gap between men and women working in the District. The Fair Wage Amendment Act of 2016, which is currently under council review, lists[Read More…]

by October 4, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DCPS Invests $4 Million in Alternative Schools

The D.C. Public School system announced plans Feb. 16 to bolster its alternative high schools, which are designed to cater to students who may need flexibility in their schedules or extra assistance in academics, by allocating an additional $4 million to nontraditional programs in its 2017 budget. Alternative high schools[Read More…]

by February 29, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Council Approves Comprehensive Crime Bill

Despite financial concerns and a lack of support from Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Council of the District of Columbia unanimously approved a first reading of the Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results Act of 2016 in a legislative meeting February 2, which seeks to approach crime in the District as a public[Read More…]

by February 9, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Councilmember Introduces Student Privacy Bill

D.C. Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large) introduced the Protecting Students Digital Privacy Act of 2016 on Jan. 19, which seeks to provide D.C. Public Schools students with additional security and independence when using both school-owned and personal devices. When Grosso introduced the bill at a D.C. City Council meeting, he[Read More…]

by February 5, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

IPPS Mentorship Program Promotes Networking

The Institute of Politics and Public Service launched a mentorship program to connect Georgetown students with working professionals from fields including government, advocacy, consulting, journalism and public relations Oct. 29. According to IPPS Executive Director Mo Elleithee (SFS ’94), the mentorship program falls under the institute’s greater mission of increasing[Read More…]

by November 6, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Council Considers Paid Family Leave Bill

The Council of the District of Columbia is considering the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015, a bill that would guarantee 16 weeks of paid leave to all employees in the District who are parents of newborn babies — the most generous bill with regards to paid family and medical[Read More…]

by October 16, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Mayor Launches Homelessness Reform

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced her plan to address Washington, D.C.’s homelessness crisis response system with a set of proposed administrative and legislative policy changes during a meeting with the District’s Interagency Council on Homelessness Sept. 1. “Homelessness can seem so big and so insurmountable, but the fact is we can[Read More…]

by September 11, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

LGBTQ Cultural Competency Bill Introduced

Members of the D.C. Council introduced the LGBTQ Cultural Competency Continuing Education Amendment Act on April 14 – a bill that would require all health care professionals to receive additional cultural competency training, with the aim of improving care for the LGBTQ community. The legislation proposes that all health care[Read More…]

by April 24, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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MPD faces criticism for subpar relations with minority communities. City activists cited D.C. Ferguson protests, pictured.

City Activists Decry MPD Practices

The Metropolitan Police Department received criticism from city activists for maintaining poor relationships with black and LGBTQ communities in Washington, D.C., during its annual public oversight hearing March 8. The hearing, held in front of the D.C. Council’s Committee on the Judiciary, included extensive testimony from MPD Chief of Police[Read More…]

by March 27, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top