People in Politics - 3/11/2011 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Friday, 11 March 2011 17:57

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.'s Josh Ellis joins host Donna Martinez to discuss Gov. Beverly Perdue's veto of HB 2 -- the GOP-supported bill that would exempt North Carolina from the federal health insurance law's individual mandate -- and the Republican attempt to override the veto. You'll also hear the governor's comments on YouTube as she vetoed the bill, as well as reaction from N.C. House Speaker Pro Tem Dale Folwell (R-Forsyth) and former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory, who is rumored to be itching for a rematch with Perdue in 2012. Then the subject turns to Rep. Folwell's push to pass the fetal homicide bill and Gov. Perdue's controversial plan to borrow funds to make timely tax return payments -- a plan the GOP leadership opposes. That's followed by a discussion of 2012 politics with Jeff Shaw of the N.C. Justice Center and Becki Gray of the John Locke Foundation. They talk about the impact of redistricting on 2012 races as well as the impact on turnout for both major parties if constitutional amendments related to same-sex marriage and property rights are on the ballot. Finally, the panel takes a look at probation and parole reforms being considered by Rep. David Guice of Henderson and Transylvania counties.

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