A Virginia State Senator joins us to talk about the ongoing struggle to pass a budget in the Commonwealth. A former Obama appointee tells us why he's running for Prince George's County executive. From Metro to Medicaid, we talk about the week's biggest regional news on the Politics Hour.
Guest Host: Marc Fisher
One of the nation’s most generous paid leave policies is up for a vote this week and appears to have strong support from the city’s progressive leaders. But some of the city’s business owners are worried about the cost. since the 11 weeks of paid leave would be funded by a per-employee payroll tax. We weigh the real costs of the paid leave policy and examine other financial challenges local business owners face in this region.
- Jonathan Cho Owner, Sakuramen and Bul
- Saied Azali Owner, Perry's Restaurant and Mintwood Place
- Arianne Bennett President and CEO, Amsterdam Falafel
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