People in Politics - 2/11/2011 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Friday, 11 February 2011 17:07

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Huge political news this week as a donor to Gov. Beverly Perdue's election campaign is indicted. Rick Martinez, news director of the N.C. News Network,, and NewsRadio 680 WPTF in Raleigh, joins host Donna Martinez to discuss details of the indictment, Perdue's hiring of well known defense attorneys, her YouTube announcement about the state budget, new details about the hiring of former Rep. Bob Etheridge for a high-powered state job, and next Monday's State of the State address.'s Josh Ellis reacts to the spat between two state senators over who is to blame for the state's budget mess. Sen. Bob Rucho (R-Mecklenburg) and Sen. Martin Nesbitt (D-Buncombe) sparred as other legislators watched and the news media listened to the debate over budget cuts. Ellis also discusses a lawsuit filed by defeated Democratic Rep. Margaret Dickson of Cumberland County over 2010 election ads, a legislative bill to make judicial races partisan again, and the hallway scuttlebutt about what Gov. Perdue might say in next week's State of the State address. Then Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson joins Martinez to talk about a 2003 memo from a legislative staffer that concludes legislators can, indeed, move money out of special tobacco settlement funds and into the General Fund, despite protestations from some legislators who've said it can't be done. Finally, Mike Munger, the 2008 Libertarian candidate for governor, discusses the recent N.C. Supreme Court ruling about state incentives to Google for a Caldwell County server farm -- a case in which Munger was a plaintiff.

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