People in Politics January 26, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
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When the General Assembly convenes on Wednesday, Jan. 30, the Republican majorities in both houses are expected to move quickly on a number of issues, including tax reform, education reform, regulatory reform, and requiring a photo I.D. to vote. Rob Christensen of the Raleigh News & Observer talks with host Donna Martinez about what his crystal ball is showing for the session. When voter I.D. is introduced, as many believe it will be, you can count on the North Carolina NAACP to be vocal in its opposition. The group began to make its case in a news conference. You’ll hear the Rev. William Barber’s remarks and his recommendations for the legislature. Then Rick Martinez of NCN News,, and NewsRadio 680 WPTF in Raleigh joins Donna Martinez to talk more about the prospects for a voter I.D. bill, as well as the tug-of-war between Attorney General Roy Cooper and new Lt. Gov. Dan Forest over drivers licenses for illegal immigrants, and the prospect for state Democrats in re-electing Sen. Kay Hagan to the U.S. Senate in 2014. That’s followed by Gov. Pat McCrory’s remarks to a Durham gathering on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in which McCrory recalls growing up in North Carolina and the legacy of Dr. King. And finally, President Obama was sworn in for his second term as the 44th president. You’ll hear his speech to the hundreds of thousands who gathered in Washington D.C. to mark the occasion.
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