A local school district loses its federal funding money over teacher behavior. A group of D.C. residents sue to block a homeless shelter in their neighborhood. And a Republican activist in Montgomery County successfully petitions to get term limits on the ballot—but a legal challenge looms.
The challenges facing the District of Columbia at the start of 2016 are formidable. The city struggled throughout 2015 to contain certain kinds of violent crime. Meanwhile, the explosion of housing costs continued to squeeze residents throughout the income spectrum. Kojo chats with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser about her legislative priorities for the year ahead – and the lessons she learned from her first year in office.
- Muriel Bowser Mayor, District of Columbia (D)
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