Join Kojo and resident analyst Tom Sherwood on Fridays at noon for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Each week Kojo and Tom help make sense of legislation, hold elected officials accountable and provide in-depth analysis of local issues and elections. The Politics Hour is also a vital forum for Washingtonians to engage directly with their local leaders.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has unveiled her latest crime bill to address increasing violent crime in the city. The legislation calls for rolling back some police reforms and reinstating temporary “drug-free zones.” D.C. Attorney General Brian Schwalb is responsible for prosecuting many of the crimes committed in the District. He joins us to share his thoughts on the proposal and what it would mean for his office. Plus, why D.C. and 41 other states are suing the social media giant Meta and how the largest environmental settlement in the District’s history came to be.
A recently published investigation from WAMU’s Criminal Justice reporter Jenny Gathright found that some D.C. police officers worked so much overtime they became the city’s highest-paid employees, even out-earning the Mayor. Gathright sits down with Kojo and Tom to discuss her reporting. And, she also weighs in on the Mayor’s public safety legislation and the chances it will be approved by the D.C. Council next month.
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