Guests: Mark Eichmann, Joe Hernandez, Patrick Murray, Katie Meyer, John Baer
As the nation’s new congress convenes today, state governments are beginning their legislative sessions as well. Today on the show, we’ll get a break down of what’s new and what’s ahead for the state governments in our listening area. We’ll begin discussing Delaware, one of the many states that has a much more diverse legislature this year with all the state wide offices held by Democrats. WHYY’s MARK EICHMANN joins us to talk about the new General Assembly and the bills we can expect to come across their desks. Then, we’ll move on to New Jersey, where battles over the minimum wage, recreational marijuana, and redistricting reform are expected to continue this year. WHYY’s JOE HERNANDEZ and PATRICK MURRAY of the Monmouth University poll join us. Finally, we’ll talk about Pennsylvania where Democrats picked up 11 seats in the House and five in the Senate. We’ll talk about how this might affect the proceedings in Harrisburg, as well as the perennial issues of gerrymandering and state budget disputes. WITF’s KATIE MEYER and JOHN BAER of The Daily News are our guests.