Insiders from the D.C. mayor's 2010 campaign plead guilty to federal charges. Maryland's governor signs a bevy of bills. And Virginia voters gear up for a June 12 primary. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
William Lightfoot, Campaign Chairman for Fenty 2010 and former D.C. Councilmember (D-At Large), addresses Harry Thomas Jr.’s prison sentence over stealing money that was intended for children. He also discusses his thoughts on the legitimacy of the Gray campaign.
Since Prohibition, Montgomery County has held the purse strings on liquor sales, meaning the county sells every drink from beer to bourbon to local bars and restaurants. But local business owners are pushing back from this system, claiming it lacks efficiency and leaves customers waiting. County officials say they are holding out for alternatives that protect those within the industry. We discuss both sides of the issue today.
Kojo chats with Exelon's chief strategy officer about the company's vision for electric service in the Washington region, and its argument for why its acquisition of Pepco is in the best interest of customers.
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