People in Politics August 30, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Friday, 29 August 2014 10:18

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Nearly a dozen former legislators have made the list of the most influential lobbyists at the North Carolina General Assembly. Host Donna Martinez gets the details on who they are and who they represent from Paige Worsham, policy analyst and attorney for the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research. The two also discuss the increase in the number of women who lobby lawmakers. Then we turn to the friction over authority between the executive and legislative branches of North Carolina government. Tom Campbell, host of the public affairs TV show "NC Spin" talks about his recent interview with Gov. Pat McCrory, who commented on the topic. Next is a look at a constitutional amendment that will appear on the November ballot. Martinez talks with House Speaker Pro Tem Paul "Skip" Stam, R-Wake, about his support of the amendment, as well as his reaction to a recent legal ruling about North Carolina's election reform package. That's followed by perspective on President Obama's visit to Charlotte on Tuesday, where he spoke to the American Legion convention. The president was met on the Charlotte tarmac by Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, who has criticized the president for scandals at the VA. Hagan is seeking re-election to her U.S. Senate seat, and her criticism was deemed to be election politics by Cash Michaels of the Carolinian. You'll hear his perspective, along with reaction from Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson. Martinez and Henderson also discuss more national attention that is being given to Democratic  candidate Clay Aiken in his race to defeat Republican incumbent Congresswoman Renee Ellmers for the 2nd District seat. 

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