FOOD INSECURITY | Good Foods Market is a DC nonprofit grocer interested in hiring locally, promoting workforce training and getting students involved in urban agriculture. Prince George’s County officials are working to bring the store to one of the county’s food deserts. (WaPo, 2/25)
The planned opening of Good Food Markets in Seat Pleasant this fall will serve as a “test case” for how Prince George’s can attract affordable, healthful stores to inside-the-Beltway communities that have seen Safeways and other supermarkets shutter in recent years.
If Good Food, which launched its first and only store three years ago in Northeast Washington, is successful, county officials say they will try to use similar economic incentives to lure other grocers to remaining underserved areas.
– Maryland lawmakers are considering proposals that would help businesses that may lose income due to the construction of the Purple Line. (WaPo, 2/24)
– Supreme Court to rule on power of public employee unions (NBC News, 2/26)
HEALTHCARE | Virginia’s House and Senate both approved budgets last week, but only the House’s plan includes Medicaid expansion. (WaPo, 2/22)
– Candidates running for Montgomery County’s executive participated in a forum on Sunday. Hear what they had to say. (WaPo, 2/25)
EDUCATION | Interim DCPS Chancellor Amanda Alexander discusses her vision for the school system, including her office’s engagement with secondary schools. (WAMU, 2/23)
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