[D.C.] “A House subcommittee voted yesterday to lift a funding ban on needle-exchange programs in the District, a move toward allowing the city to use local tax dollars for such programs for the first time in almost a decade.” (WaPo, 6/6) A Post editorial supports lifting the ban.
[D.C.] Council Chairman Vincent Gray: “At the end of the day, we need a functioning hospital, and Greater Southeast is not it.” (WaPo, 6/6)
[D.C.] School takeover moves forward. There will be no signature gathering effort. Once an amendment to D.C.’s Home Rule Charter has been approved by Congress and the President, voters can’t overturn it. (WaPo, 6/6)
The Home Depot Foundation has announced that it will make $100M in grants to nonprofits over the next ten years for energy efficient housing for low- to moderate-income families. (How to apply)