People in Politics July 27, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Friday, 26 July 2013 09:31

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A contentious final week at the General Assembly included historic, sweeping tax reform signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory. Critics complained the reform package, which lowers personal income and corporate tax rates, favors the wealthy. But in an interview with NewsRadio 680 WPTF in Raleigh, Gov. McCrory defends the changes and explains why he agrees with the majority of state legislators that it is the right thing to do for North Carolinians. Then we turn to the continuing debate over whether to require a photo I.D. to vote in our state. Early in the week, before the legislature voted on election law changes, the head of the North Carolina NAACP criticized Republicans for the move and questioned the party’s motives. You’ll hear Rev. William Barber in his own words. Then host Donna Martinez gets reaction to the anti-GOP protests and rhetoric from North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Claude Pope, who talks about the legislature fulfilling its promises to the majority of voters who gave the GOP control of the legislature in 2012. That’s followed by a look at President Obama’s sagging job approval ratings. Martinez talks with N.C. State University political science professor Andy Taylor about the president’s summer doldrums, as well as the poor showing for Congress. Then Sarah Dutton, director of surveys for CBS, reveals the latest poll numbers on the economy, the key issue followed by elected officials and sure to be a factor in the next election cycle. And finally, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest explains why he sent a series of questions to the state Department of Public Instruction about the new Common Core standards that are being implemented.
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