People in Politics August 3, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Monday, 05 August 2013 09:06

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Say goodbye, the party’s over. State legislators wrapped up their work for the long session and adjourned until May. This week we get reaction to the session from both sides of the political aisle. First, Gov. Pat McCrory weighs in on what he sees as the key accomplishments of the session, which saw the GOP-led legislature reform programs and the General Fund budget. While the governor sees the session as a positive one, state Democrats do not. Host Donna Martinez talks with state Democratic Party Chairman Randy Voller about how Democrats’ view the GOP’s priorities and what Democrats plan to do to regain political power. Then Martinez provides the latest news on the 2014 Senate race for the seat now held by Democrat Kay Hagan. On Friday, Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (2nd District) decided she will not seek to challenge Hagan. Then we get perspective on the session from the head of the State Employees Association of North Carolina. Dana Cope talks with Martinez about the impact of the legislature’s work on state employees, as well as the political dynamics of the session following decades of Democratic Party control. Cope also explains why his group’s members stayed out of the so-called Moral Monday protests against Republicans, choosing instead to engage lawmakers in a discussion of policy.
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