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Lawmakers call for removing racist senator’s name from Chevy Chase Circle

Plus: Legislative redistricting proposal advances; Metro's GM for more than six years to retire in six months

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Lawmakers call for removing racist senator’s name from Chevy Chase Circle

U.S. Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin introduced legislation Tuesday that would remove a white-supremacist senator’s name from Chevy Chase Circle, in the exclusive, wealthy neighborhood he founded more than a century ago.

The legislation would remove a memorial to former senator Francis G. Newlands, a Democrat of Nevada who advocated abolishing the right of African American men to vote and restricting immigration to white people only. [Washington Post]

Legislative redistricting proposal advances

Maryland senators advanced a legislative redistricting proposal Tuesday that could help vulnerable Democrats in the upcoming election.

They did not vote on a separate proposal by a panel that Republican Gov. Larry Hogan convened. [Maryland Matters]

Metro’s GM for more than six years to retire in six months

Metro will be looking to hire a new general manager in the summer.

Current GM and CEO Paul Wiedefeld gave his notice Tuesday that he will retire in six months, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced. [WJLA]

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