DC voting rights do-over [News, 1.28]


logocDebate over D.C. voting rights resumes before House panel (Examiner, 1/28) – “Norton’s voting rights measure is likely to pass the House again, perhaps within weeks, leaders indicated. The Senate remains the sticking point, but Democrats there are nearing a filibuster-proof majority. President Obama would be expected to sign the bill.” DC Vote receives funding from several WG members.
D.C. Voting Rights Act Gets Another Chance (WaTimes, 1/27)

EDUCATION
“School Reform That Works” – By Bill Gates (WaPo, 1/28) – WaPo editors run the education related excerpts from Gates’ annual letter in today’s op-ed page.

UNEMPLOYMENT
Unemployment up slightly in D.C, Maryland and Virginia (WBJ, 1/27)

HOMELESSNESS
DC area government group will count the homeless (Examiner, 1/27) – COG’s annual count happening today

CHILD WELFARE
D.C. Faces Contempt Hearing in Stalemate With CFSA Monitor (WaPo, 1/28)

TRANSIT
Montgomery County votes for Purple Line to be rail (WBJ, 1/27)