People in Politics - 6/17/11 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Thursday, 16 June 2011 23:00

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This week, Gov. Perdue suffered a huge political defeat as her veto of the state budget was overridden by Republicans and five House Democrats who defected to the GOP’s position. Jeff Shaw of the N.C. Justice Center and Francis DeLuca of the Civitas Institute join host Donna Martinez to debate the politics and the details of the spending plan, including funding for K-12 and higher education. The two also discuss tax policy enshrined in the plan. Then we turn to this week’s visit from President Obama to the Triangle. Gurnal Scott of the N.C. News Network details the visit, while Rick Martinez of NewsRadio 680 WPTF,, and the N.C. News Network analyzes the politics of the visit. He also reviews the seven Republican candidates who debated on CNN this week, and provides an update on John Edwards’ legal troubles. That’s followed by comments from Chad Adams, radio host at The Big Talker in Wilmington, about new questions that swirl around former Democratic state Sen. R.C. Soles of Columbus County, and the ongoing fight by Republican Ilario Pantano to unseat Democratic Congressman Mike McIntyre.

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