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@ELEANORHOLMESNORTON/TWITTER | A bill introduced by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) on March 28 would give Washington, D.C., more control over its judicial system. The bill is Norton's latest effort to grant the District more autonomy.

Norton Moves to Expedite District Judicial Nominations

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D­-D.C.) urged the Senate to address the growing number of vacancies in Washington, D.C. courts and introduced legislation to allow nominees for local D.C. court positions to be seated without a vote of approval from the Senate March 28. Nominees to D.C. court positions must receive[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
SENATOR CORY MCCRAY/FACEBOOK | A bill set to increase the  hourly minimum wage in Maryland to $12.50 by 2022 and $15 by 2025 passed the MD House of Delegates and Senate this week.

Bill to Increase Maryland Minimum Wage Awaits Approval

A bill raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 passed the Maryland House of Delegates and Senate this week and awaits the approval of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R). The proposed legislation intends to raise the minimum wage initially to $12.50 from the current $10.10 by 2022,[Read More…]

by March 21, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ELEANOR NORTON/FACEBOOK | Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton proposed a bill in the House of Representatives endorsing statehood for the District of Columbia.

DC Statehood Endorsement Passes House Along Party Lines

The House of Representatives passed its first-ever endorsement of Washington, D.C. statehood in H.R. 1 with a 234 to 193 vote March 8. Although campaign finances, voting rights and anti-corruption were the primary focuses of the bill, known as the For the People Act, an endorsement for D.C. statehood was[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
KEENAN SAMWAY/THE HOYA | The citizenship question causes census participation rates among minority communities to decline.

Norton Moves to Block Census Question on Citizenship

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) introduced a bill to the U.S. House of Representatives to prohibit the U.S. Census Bureau from asking questions regarding citizenship, nationality and immigration status in the 2020 census on March 13. Including the citizenship question on the census will not help enforce civil rights laws,[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
@MARY CHEH/TWITTER | A bill that would enable minors to receive vaccinations without parental consent was introduced by Washington, D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) on March 5.

DC Bill Would Allow Minors to Receive Vaccines Without Parental Consent

Washington, D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) introduced a bill in the D.C. Council to allow minors to get vaccinated without parental approval March 5. The proposed legislation, entitled the “Minor Consent for Vaccinations Amendment Act of 2019,” would allow any minor who understands the need for and the nature[Read More…]

by March 14, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ST. ANN DC | The Washington, D.C. Council is considering a bill that would raise the penalty for mandated reporters who fail to report a suspected instance of abuse up to a fine of $2,500 and 180 days of jail time.

DC Council Set to Consider Making Religious Leaders Mandated Reporters

A bill that would legally mandate pastors, rabbis and other clergy to report instances of child abuse or neglect is pending review by the Washington, D.C. Council. Under current D.C. law, teachers, school officials, medical professionals and daycare workers are mandated reporters for suspected child abuse or neglect. Mandated reporters[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
CHRISTIAN PAZ FOR THE HOYA A measure to decriminalize fare evasion for WMATA riders advanced through the Washington, D.C. Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety Oct. 4. If approved by the full D.C. Council, the proposed legislation will reduce the penalty for failing to pay for Metro travel to a civil offense and a $50 fine.

DC Council Moves to Decriminalize Metro Fare Evasion

The Washington, D.C. Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety unanimously passed a measure to decriminalize fare evasion, or the failure to pay for metro travel, for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority riders Oct. 4. If approved by the full D.C. Council later this month, the bill will downgrade[Read More…]

by October 11, 2018 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

Scott Brown Urges Bipartisanship

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) emphasized the need for bipartisanship and cooperation in order to solve the country’s pressing issues while addressing a crowd of over 200 students Thursday evening. “What I’ve been trying to do is bring everybody together, Democrats and Republicans, to find those people of good will who care very[Read More…]

by October 14, 2012 0 comments News

Hariri Entry Push OKed

For those students not enrolled in the McDonough School of Business, late-night entry woes to the Hariri Building could soon be a thing of the past. The Georgetown University Student Association Senate signed off on a proposal that calls for a change in policy so students from Georgetown’s other schools[Read More…]

by November 9, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News