People in Politics April 20, 2013 Print
People In Politics
Monday, 22 April 2013 09:38

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Momentum is building in the legislature for passage of a bill that would require some form of photo I.D. to vote in North Carolina. But while polls show the majority of North Carolinians support the idea, the debate among legislators continues to escalate. This week, in the House Elections Committee, Reps. John Blust (R-Guilford) and Rep. Evelyn Terry (D-Forsyth) squared off with opposing views – Blust in support of an I.D. and Terry against. You’ll hear the debate. Then People in Politics Correspondent Stephanie Hawco joins host Donna Martinez to analyze the state of the bill and the impact of Democrats on chamber debate. Hawco also provides an update on Gov. Pat McCrory’s activities for the week, including a meeting of the Education Cabinet, which hasn’t convened in years. Then we take you to a news conference featuring a bipartisan group of legislators who’ve signed on to a bill that would change the way North Carolina draws its election districts. You’ll hear from Democratic Reps. Rick Glazier (Cumberland County) and Deborah Ross (Wake County) and Republican Rep. Chuck McGrady of Henderson County about the push to take politics out of the process. That’s followed by some tough words for state Democrats from one of their own – Democratic political consultant Thomas Mills. Mills sits down with Martinez to explain what he thinks it will take to rebuild the Democratic Party following devastating losses at the polls in 2010 and 2012, and what Democrats should be doing to work with Republicans who hold the majority. Then we hear from Lt. Gov. Dan Forest about why he’s joined a grassroots effort to encourage sales tax reform in the state. And finally, we get an update from CBS on the debate over guns in the wake of a U.S. Senate defeat of President Obama’s gun control push. Sen. Richard Burr voted against the gun bill, while Sen. Kay Hagan voted for it.  
Last Updated on Monday, 22 April 2013 09:42