The Politics Hour
Virginia's firebrand attorney general is primed to announce a run for governor, which may spark intra-party warfare. Walmart's plans for the District pose a challenge to the city's allegiance to Safeway. And Maryland's governor begins pushing an ambitious agenda for next year's session in Annapolis. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
Politics Hour Extra
irginia state senator George Barker (D-District 39) says that the Democrats in the senate will go to court on the issue of power-sharing to clarify the Lieutenant governor's role in organizing the senate. Barker says this issue is not clear in the constitution:
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot answers questions about why he has consistently opposed bringing in new casinos, and specifically slot machines, in to the state even when it is politically unpopular: