Wednesday, April 11 – In the News…


Health-Care Disaster (WaPo, 4/11)
Board to Vote on Shutdown (WashBizJournal, 4/10)
The Post thinks the Pr. George’s County Council should “come to its senses” and ask the governor to call a special session. Meanwhile, County Executive Jack Johnson is looking for $30M to bandaid the system for one more year. (Had the deal gone through, just $21M from the county this year would have leveraged another $20M from the state.) “The Hospital Center’s neonatal unit treats some of the region’s most fragile premature babies. ‘If the hospital closes . . . I don’t know what in the name of God we’ll do. It’s the only show in town,’ said Mary Jelacic, executive director of the Pregnancy Aid Center in College Park, which provides prenatal care to about 600 poor and uninsured women a year.” Here’s what else closure would mean.

COMMUNITY
D.C. Appleseed leads coalition around Anacostia development (WaPo, 4/11)
Groups stress affordable housing and jobs.

EDUCATION
“Nine States Develop Uniform Math Test” (AP, 4/10)
Maryland is one of them.

VOTING RIGHTS
“Rallying Support for Voting Rights” (WaPo, 4/11)
Rally: April 16, 2:30 p.m., John A. Wilson Building