Md., Va. politicians discuss upcoming issues for their gen. assemblies

D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh, Ward 3, Maryland Delegate Luiz Simmons, D-Montgomery County, and WTOP\'s Hank Silverberg. (WTOP)
The Politics Program

wtopstaff | November 14, 2014 3:10 am

WASHINGTON — Politicians from Maryland and Virginia appeared on “The Politics Program” with Mark Plotkin on Friday to discuss their respective states’ general assemblies, which began new sessions this week.

D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh, Ward 3, also discussed her views on the Harry Thomas Jr. sentencing and the other investigations into senior members of the city government.

WTOP’s Hank Silverberg joined Plotkin to speak with Brian Moran, a former delegate from Northern Virginia and current chairman of the Virginia Democratic Party, and Delegate Bob Marshall, R-Prince William/Loudoun. They analyzed Gov. Bob McDonnell’s newfound “zeal” for raising transportation funding, including a proposed gas tax.

They also broke down the benefits and shortfalls of requiring a picture ID for Virginians to vote.

Maryland Sen. Chris Shank, R-Washington County, and Maryland Delegate Luiz Simmons, D-Montgomery County, gave their impressions of the “appetite” in Maryland for Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposals regarding sales taxes, gambling and slots, and gay marriage.

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