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WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

A D.C. Council member rolls out a legislative package aimed at improving the city's schools. Virginia Democrats hit the home stretch of their primary races. And the Supreme Court lets stand a controversial DNA collection law in Maryland. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Jack Evans, D.C. Council member and mayoral hopeful, said the District's campaign finance laws have been amended repeatedly to a point where they work as intended. "The laws that we have in place right now are the laws that we should have," he said. Kojo asked Evans why someone who owns 15 properties or 15 LLCs should be allowed to donate up to the $2,000 contribution cap 15 different times. "Because the law allows you to do that right now and that's why we have the law in place to enable that to happen," he replied.

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