People in Politics February 23, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Monday, 25 February 2013 12:04

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Things got loud and raucous at the General Assembly this week as advocates for medical marijuana went after an opponent of legalization following a hearing. Add that to a discussion among legislators about whether to make it illegal to go topless in Asheville and you have a recipe for an unusual week on Jones Street. People in Politics correspondent Stephanie Hawco tells host Donna Martinez about the crazy week, and how new Lt. Governor Dan Forest is adjusting to his new job. Then Martinez talks to the first declared candidate for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Democrat Kay Hagan. Republican Greg Brannon talks about his vision and why he’s pursuing the seat that will be on the ballot in 2014. Next, Martinez reports on an accolade bestowed on former House Speaker Pro Tem Dale Folwell of Forsyth County. That’s followed by a portion of Gov. Pat McCrory’s State of the State address in which he lays out a sobering assessment of state revenues and operations. Democratic Rep. Larry Hall of Durham responds to McCrory’s comments and offers an alternative vision from the Democrats. And finally, we hear about an amazing collection of mementos of President John F. Kennedy. The items are going up for auction and are from the collection of JFK aide and friend, Dave Powers.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 February 2013 13:44
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