Glenda from Alexandria, Va. suggests that managers of public property should plant native ground cover instead of grass. She says this idea could reduce maintenance costs and provide local habitats for wildlife. Bob Inglis says that's a good idea, as long as the choice is left to local decision makers. Joe Romm agrees and says that it could help conserve water.
Host Al Lewis wants to fold car insurance, registration fees and excise taxes into the cost of gas. Romm likes that this would pay for insurance coverage for all drivers. Inglis thinks that this proposal helps tie the price of car insurance to how many miles people drive. He wonders how this would work if electric vehicles replace gas-powered cars.
Music: "Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You" by Wilson Pickett
A slate of new legislation has received an endorsement by the Virginia State Crime Commission that they say would give law enforcement more tools to investigate and prosecute child abuse.