Council members voted 12 to 1 in favor of Newsham’s nomination citing his long-term experience in the department and his transparency in dealing with the Council.
The bill, which was defeated by a 9–4 vote, would have provided almost $64 million for the MPD to hire new officers but also retain current officers.
D.C. Council members proposed several pieces of legislation Tuesday, from building up the Metropolitan Police Department to full marijuana legalization.
GW is part of a group lobbying against a D.C. Council bill that would give people who live or work in the District up to 12 weeks of paid leave.
In case you missed it, here’s the best and worst news from around campus and the District this week.
D.C. Council members are tired of neighbors protesting liquor licenses.
D.C. statehood activists rejoiced last month when a judge in D.C. Superior Court granted the city the power to control allocation of its local funds.
Two D.C. Council members want to make the city’s government records and actions more transparent.
This post was written by Hatchet reporter Savannah Shepard. The GW chapter of the Roosevelt Institute, a group that pushes for progressive legislation, hosted representatives from Jews United for Justice Tuesday to discuss ways students can advocate for the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015. The bill, which was proposed by Council member David Grosso […]
GW would have to adapt to the most generous employee family leave plan in the country if the a recently proposed measure passes through the D.C. Council.