Solar energy projects are sweeping the region, from rooftop and community solar panels to large-scale farms. We'll talk about community solar programs, bigger solar projects and how these intersect with state legislation.
A new poll reveals that Democrats in Virginia are more eager to vote in November than Republicans, leading some to speculate that the blue wave of 2017 will continue into this year’s congressional races. With Prince George’s County Schools facing yet another scandal — this time over claims of huge, secret pay raises — schools chief executive Kevin Maxwell is rejecting Governor Larry Hogan’s call for him to be fired. And shake-ups in the D.C. government include the loss of the city’s jobs czar and the hiring of a housing preservation officer.
Sorting political fact from fiction, and having fun while we’re at it. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
- Tom Sherwood Resident Analyst; Contributing Writer for Washington City Paper; @tomsherwood
- Elissa Silverman Member, D.C. Council (I-At Large)
- Allison Silberberg Mayor, City of Alexandria, Virginia
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