Lawmakers pass school safety bill

On the last day of the General Assembly Monday, state lawmakers approved a bill that will require public high schools to have a school resource officer or other police coverage in effect. It also asks that districts plan school safety policies for middle and elementary schools and put them in place for when school begins in 2019. [Associated Press]

A guide to spring festivals in Montgomery County

Events happening this spring range from book festivals to the Silver Spring Arts and Crafts Spring Fair. [MyMCMedia]

Regional union opposing leadership of state Senate President Mike Miller

The service employees union SEIU Local 500, which counts about 15,000 members statewide, launched a campaign this week to oust longtime state Senate President Mike Miller. The group is unhappy with Miller’s top-down leadership and tensions were heightened when the Senate didn’t consider a collective-bargaining bill for adjunct professors at community colleges. [Washington Post]

General Assembly approves reforms to how it handles sexual harassment allegations

The new policy would require an independent investigator to look into incidents when lawmakers are accused of harassment more than once. If signed into law by Gov. Larry Hogan, it would also forbid legislators from using state funds to pay for claims of proven harassment. [Baltimore Sun]

Metro testing color-coded escalator handrails

The transit system color-coded escalator handrails at the Fort Totten station as a way to inform riders about which line they were traveling to. Social media users expressed their support on Twitter for the update. [Greater Greater Washington]

Sunny, mild day expected

A sunny day with a high near 54 degrees and a nighttime low dropping to around 25 is expected Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

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