Today on NewsTalk, reporter Mark Segraves discussed the money diplomats owe D.C. and New York City because of unpaid parking tickets – some of them dating back decades. Also: the Gray administration’s decision to encrypt police radio communication, a move they say is tied to safety. Many in the media suspect otherwise.
We then talked with former D.C. Councilwoman Carol Schwartz (R) about the bad blood that now exists between many on the panel. Also on the agenda: ethics reform, taxes and gambling.
In our final segment, Marina Streznewski, head of the D.C. Jobs Council, talked about the tough time many local residents are having finding employment. We discussed the “skills gap” that stymies many job-seekers and the city’s inability to determine whether companies that get tax breaks are hiring city residents.
Today’s interviews can be seen here:
Friday at 10 a.m.: Rep. Thad McCotter on his decision not to seek the Republican presidential nomination.