The Politics Hour: Michael Brown talks city council ethics

D.C. Council member Michael Brown joined the Politics Hour to discuss streetcars and redevelopment, the scandal-plagued council and address questions about his income taxes.


  1. D.C. Council member Michael Brown said there have been "ethical clouds" over the city council. But he said the city's economy is growing and now has one of the highest fund balances in years. Brown said he does not support Initiative 70, which would limit corporate contributions to political campaigns. Instead, he said he endorses public financing of campaigns. Resident analysts and NBC4 reporter Tom Sherwood noted, "It just seems like ethics is a back burner issue when it should be the engine."
  2. The Kojo Nnamdi Show: Michael Brown Talks City Council Ethics