[News 6/14] Victory for D.C. voting rights


Senate panel backs D.C. voting rights in 9 to 1 vote
Update to Washington Grantmakers from DC Vote Executive Director Ilir Zherka
Washington Post article, 6/14

HOUSING/HOMELESSNESS
Region’s homelessness levels drop – a MWCOG study shows a three percent decline, to 11,762. (That figure includes 3,000 children.) D.C. and Pr. George’s Co. showed the most improvement. The problem grew slightly worse in several Virginia jurisdictions. (WaPo, 6/14)

[Md.] Gov. O’Malley announces initiative to prevent home foreclosures (BaltimoreSun, 6/13)

PHILANTHROPY 3.0
Facebook Generation – Will Social Networks Change the Nature of Philanthropy? (onPhilanthropy, 6/13)

HEALTH
[D.C.] Medicaid dental benefits will be expanded to adults. Catania: It’s 10 times more costly to provide emergency dental care rather than preventive. (WaPo, 6/14)

EDUCATION
[Md.] Test scores rise in math, reading (WaPo, 6/14)

[D.C.] Former Nats stadium construction chief will run D.C. schools’ $2.3 billion modernization program. Allen Lew is “known for on-time, on-budget work.” (WaPo, 6/14)