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.
As the 2018 Maryland General Assembly starts this week, delegates and senators are wrestling with issues like the potential legalization of sports gambling, paid sick leave, and dedicated funding for Metro. In addition to the normal legislative schedule, Maryland’s lawmakers are also dealing with pressure within the Statehouse both to change how Maryland distributes cannabis industry-related licenses to better serve Maryland’s racial minorities and address the Senate’s and House of Delegates’ approaches to sexual harassment.
- Bryan Sears Government reporter, Daily Record
- Heather Mizeur Former Member, Maryland House of Delegates (D-20th District); CEO and Founder of MizMaryland
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