People in Politics January 19, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
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With his wife Ann looking on, former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory was officially inaugurated the 74th governor of North Carolina and the the first Republican to hold the seat in more than 20 years. You’ll hear part of his inaugural speech, including his vision for a renewed North Carolina, as well as his emotional remarks about his late father’s influence on his life. It has already been an eventful term for the new governor. McCrory had barely taken office when a fire broke out in a downtown Raleigh state government building. Stephanie Hawco of NewsRadio680 WPTF in Raleigh talks with McCrory and key aides about the fire and why it has brought forth an unexpected issue for the new governor: the upkeep of state property. That’s followed by a look at the allegations being made against state Sen. Fletcher Hartsell of Concord. The state Board of Elections is looking into allegations that the Republican lawmaker used campaign funds to pay off personal credit cards. Host Donna Martinez is joined by Rick Martinez of NCN News,, and NewsRadio 680 WPTF in Raleigh for a look at the story, as well as to analyze criticism of the raises McCrory gave to several new Cabinet secretaries. Then we turn to a legislative preview. Becki Gray of the John Locke Foundation joins Donna Martinez to discuss the expected priorities list for the new legislature, which reconvenes in Raleigh on Jan. 30. Gray also reviews the key players in both chambers. 
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