WORKFORCE | Virginia governor Ralph Northam signed an executive order expanding paid family leave for parents who are state employees. He also signed an executive order to create an advisory panel to study childcare options for state employees. (Richmond Times, 6/27)
The parental leave order applies to full-time executive branch classified employees — including those at colleges and universities who aren’t on separate personnel systems — and at-will employees appointed by the governor.
In addition to children by birth, the order applies to adoption or foster care placement of a child younger than 18.
TAX REFORM | Tim Delaney, president and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, discusses how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will impact foundations and their grantees in a new blog post. (Daily, 6/27)
PHILANTHROPY | Nicky Goren, president and CEO of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation and vice chair of WRAG’s Board of Directors, urges funders to invest in building the leadership and talent of nonprofit staff. (Fund the People, 6/25)
ARTS & HUMANITIES | The Mall Is Getting A Native American Veterans Memorial. Here’s What It Will Look Like (DCist, 6/26)
HOUSING | Yesterday, DC’s low-income tenants and housing advocates brought a petition to Congress to demand that lawmakers reject the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s proposal to raise rents for those living in public housing. (WaPo, 6/26)
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT | A federal court has ruled that 11 state legislative districts in Virginia were drawn in a way that discriminates against Black residents. (Richmond Times, 6/26)
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