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GOP congressman wants to slash federal contribution to D.C. Medicaid costs

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser said an increase in Medicaid payments would hurt vulnerable residents.

The only way to fix bad high schools is to start over

In addressing the latest crisis at Ballou High School, Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson and Mayor Muriel E. Bowser shrank from the difficult truth: the high school has been one of the worst in the country for decades.

D.C. weighs claims that some at Ballou high school didn’t deserve diplomas

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser launched an investigation into allegations that some students who were chronically absent and others who could scarcely read and write were allowed to graduate from the school in Southeast Washington.

D.C.’s paid-leave law needs improvement

The District recently passed one of the most expansive paid-leave laws in the nation. Signed without the approval of Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D), the law has had its fair share of opposition. Today, the D.C. Council will reopen the law to consider a slew of amendments. Some of the proposed changes make sense. Show More Summary

Dave Chappelle Awarded the Key to Washington D.C.

Mayor Muriel Bowser: “Dave Chappelle reminds us what it means to live a life filled with purpose, meaning, and laughter.”

House Votes to Strike Down D.C. Law Legalizing Assisted Suicide

Today the House of Representatives voted to strike down a new law in Washington DC that would legalize assisted suicide. On December 19, 2016, Mayor Muriel Bowser signed “The Death with Dignity Act of 2015” (Act 21-577), which would legalize assisted suicide in the nation’s capital. The bill allows an adult patient to request and […]

Doctor wants D.C.’s assisted suicide law repealed: A ‘right to die’ soon creates a ‘duty to die’

Last December, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed into law legislation that legalized assisted suicide. The controversial bill faced heavy opposition, particularly from the African-American community in D.C., and with Bowser’s own health director openly speaking against it. Show More Summary

D.C. looks to students for ways to address chronic absenteeism

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, schools chancellor seek ideas to keep teens in class and on track.

Washingtonians Remember Jim Vance

This is a loss for D.C.," said Mayor Muriel Bowser. [ more › ]

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is broadly popular as reelection campaign nears

But her high approval rating is offset by tepid enthusiasm among District residents.

Bowser signs order reaffirming D.C.'s commitment to Paris climate deal

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed an executive order on June 5 reaffirming the District's commitment to the Paris climate agreement to reduce global carbon emissions.

After nooses found, DC mayor says city won't tolerate hate

The District of Columbia's mayor is speaking out after nooses were found recently in the city. Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a statement Saturday saying the city is an inclusive one … Click to Continue »

A path forward on school budgets

Notwithstanding D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s (D) claims that her budget for next year represents the “largest investment ever in public education in the District,” that budget, in fact, represents a cut in real terms in per-pupil investment. And, as hundreds have attested, that has resulted in staff cuts and pinched budgets in the face […]

Why D.C. should ban those horrible, dangerous backyard chickens

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) is a very busy woman. She is tasked with overseeing the District’s executive branch, which, in addition to her own office, includes all public schools, the attorney general, the chief financial officer, the inspector general and the city administrator (including each of its 44 sub-offices). Her office positions her as […]

In defense of the noble chicken

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s (D) has proposed outlawing backyard chickens in the District. I had an adventure with chickens a few years ago, actually a misadventure. I was searching for a wedding gift for my brother and his soon-to-be wife. She is a serious gourmet cook, and organic everything is the order of the […]

D.C. Proposes Bill With Hope That More Sexual Assault Survivors Will Get Justice

On April 13, D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser proposed legislation that would expand the rights of survivors of sexual violence. The Washington Post reported that the Sexual Assault Victims’ Rights Amendment Act of 2017 (SAVRAA) was crafted after a year-long deliberation of an independent task force, made up of multidisciplinary professionals. Show More Summary

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