People in Politics February 7, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Thursday, 12 February 2015 17:29

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In an 80-minute speech Wednesday evening, Gov. Pat McCrory delivered his vision for the next two years to a packed legislative chamber of lawmakers, cabinet members and high-ranking officials. You’ll hear some of the governor’s remarks about jobs, the economy, and education in his State of the State remarks, a biennial event. While the governor presented a hopeful message of accomplishment and new areas of focus, Democrats offered a much different message in the Democratic response to the governor. You’ll hear Democratic Leader Larry Hall, a House representative from Durham, discuss his party’s view that Gov. McCrory and Republicans have left the middle class behind. Then host Donna Martinez gets analysis of both speeches from Democratic political consultant Thomas Mills, who explains how he sees the next two years in policy and messaging for the governor and for Democrats. And finally, we hear from Republican Rep. Paul Stam and Democratic Rep. Grier Martin – both of Wake County – about the need to change the way North Carolina draws its election districts. A bipartisan group of legislators and advocates have once again begun the push for an independent redistricting commission.



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