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McDuffie Introduces Bill to Build Statues Depicting Women

D.C. Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie on Tuesday introduced a bill to the D.C. Council to build eight new statues, one in each ward of the city, of accomplished women and people of color who were born and raised in D.C.

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Turns in FY 2020 Budget and Financial Plan

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser presented her Fiscal Year 2020 Proposed Budget and Financial Plan of $15.5 billion on March 20 to the D.C. Council after a season of public engagements.

Seven Adults Sued due to Residency Fraud for Kids’ Free Education at DC Schools

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine on Wednesday announced the filing of lawsuits against seven people who are accused of showing false proof of residence in the District in order to send their children to D.C. public schools for free.

Stronger Data Security Bill Introduced by DC Attorney General

A data security legislative proposal titled “Security Breach Protection Amendment Act of 2019” has been introduced by D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine on March 21, in response to major breaches of personal data.

DC Plans to Drop Use of Motels as Homeless Shelters by 2020

D.C.’s Department of Human Services is planning to abandon the use of motels as homeless shelters, according to a report by the Washington City Paper.

DC to Bring Lawsuit Against Oil Giant Exxon for Climate Fraud

The District of Columbia is planning to file a lawsuit against oil giant ExxonMobil for selling gasoline fossil fuel products without informing consumers about its effects on climate change.

DC Mayor Announces More Funding for Affordable Housing

The city’s investment in housing will be increased in the coming year by $55 million following a 30 percent rise in funding for D.C. Housing Production Trust Fund which provides affordable housing services, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced in her first State of the District Address of her second term at the University of District of Columbia on March 18.

Ashley Emerson Appointed Director of African American Affairs at DC Mayor’s Office

Ashley Emerson, who previously served as associate director at the Deputy Mayor’s Office of Greater Economic Opportunity (DMGEO), has been appointed as director of the Mayor’s Office of African American Affairs, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced in a press release on March 15.