A D.C. cannabis activist moves to Maryland to organize against a Republican Congressperson. Virginia's legislature is back for a special session to craft a budget, but will Medicaid expansion continue to be a sticking point? All that and more on the Politics Hour.
The D.C. Council is considering a bill that would decriminalize fare evasion on local public transit. The conversation about the bill has channeled concerns that the current approach disproportionately targets low-income riders and people of color. Metro’s general manager and a civil liberties advocate join Kojo to explore what’s at stake.
- Nassim Moshiree Policy Director at the American Civil Liberties union of the District of Columbia; @nasmosh
- Paul Wiedefeld General Manager and Chief Executive Officer, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; @WMATA
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