Today on The Kim Brown Show: A federal government shutdown could happen as soon as next week (October 1st), which would cause about 800,000 government workers to go without paychecks. Washington, D.C.'s city employees fall under the purview of the federal government, but the City Council and Mayor Vince Gray have said "no". They have deemed all city employees to be "essential" -- beyond just police, fire, and public schools. At-Large Councilman, David Grosso, fully supports this effort. I spoke to this this morning about the District's legislative body taking such a firm stance against Congress. We also spoke about his marijuana legalization bill. Grosso has proposed complete legalization, which goes further than Ward 6 Councilman Tommy Wells' decriminalization proposal. State Representative from Maine, Diane Russell, joined the conversation because she also introduced a weed legalization bill in her state house. Her proposal failed to pass by a mere four votes, but she's undeterred and will re-introduce it. Later in the show, I embarrassingly mention Ted Cruz and his pointless, 21 hour long stunt on the floor of the Senate. The fight over Obamacare and the government shutdown has Republicans cannibalizing each other in public again, and if it wasn't so damn serious, it'd be hilarious.