D.C. Councilmember Brianne Nadeau talks about her proposed legislation, from changing how sugary drinks are taxed to making diaper changing tables more accessible to men. Then, Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson joins us to talk about the city's proposed budget and a local government exchange program with Norton, Virginia.
Women now make up 28 percent of the Virginia House Chamber. Do they have the numbers to shake up the boys’ club? We’ll hear from the longest-serving female delegate and a newly-elected member of the House. But first up, a Loudoun County supervisor weighs in on how Donald Trump’s budget plans will affect local transportation. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
- Matt Letorneau Dulles District Supervisor, Loudoun County; Chairman, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Board of Directors
- Vivian Watts Member, Virginia House of Delegates (District 39)
- Kathy Tran Member, Virginia House of Delegates (District 42); @KathyKLTran
Vivian Watts Speech On Recognizing Women
On the first day of legislative session, long-time Del. Vivian Watts took to the floor to acknowledge the unprecedented number of women elected to the General Assembly. “We didn’t crack the ceiling,” Watts said. “We shattered it.”
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