On The Hill, Episode 14: A chat with Robert McCartney from the Washington Post
Robert McCartney, the senior regional correspondent for the Washington Post, joins the “On the Hill Podcast.” McCartney is focusing on the political landscape in DC, Maryland and Virginia, which is a region that may be locked in a transportation and infrastructure nightmare. A truck crash at the American Legion Bridge closed the Beltway for hours and sent the entire region into gridlock. So how can the political leaders in the area break the gridlock by creating more transportation projects without busting the backs of taxpayers? Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has a plan for highway expansion, but he’s getting pushback from Democrats. Meanwhile, Metro’s Board Chairman, DC Council Member Jack Evans, is facing a federal investigation for influence peddling. We also talk with McCartney about the latest in a rare Northern Virginia appearance by Gov. Ralph Northam, two months after a controversy over blackface and KKK pictures on his yearbook page.