People in Politics January 12, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Friday, 11 January 2013 11:02

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It's been a huge week for new Gov. Pat McCrory, including his first Cabinet meeting, a news conference, multiple open houses and parties – all leading up this weekend’s inauguration and parade. But it all began with the official swearing-in ceremony that featured the ceremonial passing of the state seal from Gov. Beverly Perdue to McCrory as well as the official oath. You’ll hear it, along with part of McCrory’s news conference at which he announced his first executive order, returning to the constitutional dictate on judicial appointments, and on his concerns over the state’s problem-plagued computer system. Then we turn to the swearing-in of the second in command, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, whose oath was witnessed by his mother, former North Carolina Congresswoman Sue Myrick. That’s followed by the sights and sounds of the first day of the new General Assembly session. Stephanie Hawco of NewsRadio 680 WPTF in Raleigh talks with Republicans and Democrats about their expectations for a session that features an even greater Republican majority. Host Donna Martinez also provides details on some of the action in both chambers on that day. Following election of leaders, legislators gaveled out with a plan to return January 30. Then Martinez talks with one of the two men seeking to lead the North Carolina Democratic Party, Pittsboro Mayor Randy Voller, who discusses his beliefs, leadership style, and challenge facing Democrats. That’s followed by a look at former Gov. Mike Easley, who has applied to have his law license reinstated following it suspension after he pled guilty to a felony count related to campaign finance violations. Rick Martinez of NewsRadio 680 WPTF in Raleigh, NCN News, and joins Donna Martinez to discuss whether the Easley campaign will ever pay the remaining $94,000 fine levied by the Board of Elections. 
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