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.
In a region filled with federal agencies and government contractors, a partial government shutdown will affect thousands of Washingtonians. We find out who’s considered “essential,” which departments and agencies are affected, and what “furlough” means for people’s paychecks.
- Jennifer Bachner Director, Master of Science in Government Analytics Program, Johns Hopkins University; Author, "What Washington Gets Wrong: The Unelected Officials Who Actually Run the Government and Their Misconceptions About the American People"
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