The Politics Hour - Jan. 10, 2014 | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

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D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray apologizes for misconduct by supporters of his 2010 campaign. In his last week in office, Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell says he's sorry for a gifts scandal that disrupted his administration. Meanwhile, Maryland's lawmakers report back for duty in Annapolis. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Metropolitan Police Department officers have not seen a pay raise or union contract since Cathy Lanier took over as police chief seven years ago. Lanier said all police compensation is negotiate salary hikes. She noted that under her authority, officers have continued to receive step increases, 5 percent longevity raises every five years and base retention payments. "There is not a police chief in this country that doesn't want their cops to get a pay raise. I want my cops to get a pay raise just like everybody else," Lanier said.

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