Virginia’s governor says gay state workers are protected from discrimination. D.C. businesses guard their turf as the city woos a massive defense contractor. And Maryland companies look to shield themselves from the fallout of an earmarking crackdown on Capitol Hill. 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
  • Ken Ulman County Executive, Howard County, Maryland
  • Ed Lazere Executive Director, D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute

Politics Hour Extra
This month, a proposed federal stimulus project in Maryland was rejected by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Howard County Executive Ken Ulman discusses the project and the limitations of the stimulus:

Ed Lazere, Executive Director of the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute argues that a proposed package of tax-incentives and relocation grants for Northrop Grumman is far too generous:

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