Three Things You Need to Know on January 16th

January 16, 2019

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a no-confidence vote in Parliament today, the day after her plan for Brexit was overwhelmingly defeated.  If May wins the vote, she'll have to come up with another plan for the UK to leave the European Union. If she loses, Parliament will have just two weeks to try and form a new government.  May could try to hold on by reorganizing her government, or she could step down and let another member of her party try to take the spot. 

A federal court is blocking a White House plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.  The decision by the New York court is a victory for civil rights groups who say adding the question to the survey would disenfranchise minority groups.  The White House said the question was necessary in order to uphold certain provisions of the Voting Rights Act, but the court called that justification a "sham." 

Negotiations will continue this week in hopes of averting a possible strike by teachers with Denver Public Schools.  The district pushed forward an offer late last week, which included a pathway for instructors to make 100-thousand-dollars a year and a ten-percent bump in base pay.  Union reps say the latest offer is too bonus-based and complicated.  Without a deal, a vote on a potential strike would happen Saturday.