D.C. residents are sent to serve sentences in federal prisons all over the country. How is the government shutdown and the passage of the First Step Act affecting their time inside?
This is your government on a diet: D.C. may scrap an education watchdog. Maryland is contemplating furloughs for thousands of government works. And leaders across the region are scrambling to cut the fat from their budgets. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
- Tom Sherwood Resident Analyst; NBC 4 reporter; and Columnist for the Current Newspapers
- Douglas Gansler Maryland Attorney General (D)
- Gerald Connolly Member, U.S. House of Representatives (D-VA, 11th District); former Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
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