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New Hampshire’s state House voted down a resolution supporting DC statehood on a largely party-line vote. DC officials had hoped the call to freedom would resonate in the state. Florida is also considering the resolution. (DCist) Twitter
A DCFEMS spokesman has been placed on administrative leave with pay after asserting that criticisms of the department’s leadership were racist. The comments were made on his personal social media accounts. (Washington Times) Twitter
Development plans near the Potomac Yard metro station have been announced. The project, called The Exchange, will be oriented around the unbuilt station and BRT line, but will begin construction by middle of this year. (DCMud) Twitter
Unaffordable affordable housing
The DC Housing Protection Trust Fund is too short on funds—hardly one-seventh the needed amount—to fill its mandate, leaving demand for affordable housing largely unmet. (City Paper) Twitter