Paid family leave legislation passes D.C. Council

WORKFORCE | The bill to create a payroll tax to subsidize eight weeks of paid leave to new parents passed the D.C. Council yesterday, but still faces opposition from the mayor and the business community. (WaPo, 12/20)

The D.C. Council gave final approval Tuesday to a plan that will provide private-sector workers some of the nation’s most generous family and medical leave benefits, fighting off a last-minute revolt by the city’s business establishment and Mayor Muriel E. Bowser.

The bill, which passed by a veto-proof margin of 9 to 4, guarantees eight weeks of paid time off to new parents, six weeks to workers caring for ailing family members and two weeks of personal sick time.

To pay for it, the city will levy a new 0.62 percent payroll tax on employers small and large to generate $250 million annually, which will be distributed by a new arm of the city government.

– A program at a Loudoun County high school allows students, many of them English language learners, to write and illustrate original storybooks that are delivered to children in El Salvador. (WaPo, 12/20)

As school enrollment surges, Montgomery Co. superintendent seeks budget increase (WTOP, 12/20)

HOMELESSNESS | Forty-six people experiencing homelessness in D.C. died this year. A vigil was held in their honor last night. (City Paper, 12/20)

DISTRICT | D.C. population reaches four-decade high (WaPo, 12/20)

NONPROFITS | Opinion: Listening to Beneficiaries Helps Nonprofits Learn What Doesn’t Work (Chronicle, 12/20)

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