Residents at a Prince George’s condo building, many of them low-income renters, just had their utilities shut off because their management company hasn’t paid bills in years. In DC, attorney general Karl Racine is suing a Bethesda developer for the 2nd time this year, alleging a “pattern of neglect” at one of their Ward 8 properties after over 120 housing code violations. (NBC, WCP) Twitter
To close the agency’s $275 million budget gap, WMATA GM Paul Wiedefeld will likely ask for fare hikes, service cuts, and more money from local governments. DC leaders say higher fares are not an option, though. (WAMU) Twitter
Ready for the future?
Our region is forecasted to have a million new residents by 2040. The Transportation Planning Board says that while many will still drive, new transit projects should lead to more people using transit, walking, and biking. (TPB) Twitter
Bad decision for education?
A Maryland State Board of Education member says Governor Hogan’s decision to keep schools closed until after Labor Day harms students and the independence of the board, and has resigned because of it. (Post) Twitter
DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and Mayor Bowser are clashing over a family leave bill, with Mendelson wanting to fund 3 months of paid leave with an employer tax and Bowser worrying that’d be bad for business. (Post) Twitter