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Plain Talk Today – September 3, 2013

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News 14: Jeanne Bonds, Mitch Kokai discuss 2016 elections, Governor and the press

Wednesday live 8:30 am Bob Geary, Opinion Columnist with Indy Week, talks about the NCGA and the Governor 

We talk with Matt Hughes, chair of the Orange County Democrats.  We will discuss the process or filling Former State Senator Ellie Kinnaird’s seat, Millenials in civic engagement and more. Here’s the show: 8-28-13 PLAIN TALK POLITICS (3)

NCGA Special Session to consider Governor’s vetoes on drug testing and immigration

Governor’s Veto of House Bill 392, Warrant Status/Drug Screen Public Assist

Governor’s Veto of House Bill 786, RECLAIM NC Act

The NCGA Convenes for Special Session September 3 Calendars Senate noon  House noon  Listen to the Chambers in Session

At 4:30 pm, actions in the House: House overrides veto (h786) the e verify and immigration bill 84-32; On House 392, 77 to 39. Veto override on drug testing

How the votes shifted (or didn’t) in House between last vote in July & today’s veto override

State Board of Elections Hearings: Elizabeth City student can run for Council

In the matter of Watauga County, Appalachian State Univ. voting sites, the State Board accepted the local plan

House meets Wed. at 10 am, skeletal session, and then adjourn. Senate takes up vetoes at 9 am Wed., Sept. 4. 

NC Political News

Former DENR employee leaves her job with a blazing “Dear John” email

What the Senate says on vetoes

Scott Mooneyham – GOP haunts 

Political Theater on Tuesday

Paul Woolverton lays out the veto debate

Wall Street Journal looks at NC Film Credits

From the Hendersonville newspaper: “Perched in a yellow ’68 Cutlass convertible, Gov. Pat McCrory rode down Main Street waving at a crowd of thousands Monday to cap off the 67th annual N.C. Apple Festival. It was the first time in 21 years a sitting governor participated in the King Apple Parade.

“…McCrory got his share of applause and smiles along the parade route, although it was hard to discern whether it was all directed at him and not the popular grand marshal just ahead of him, county Cooperative Extension Director Marvin Owings Jr.

“But scattered boos, catcalls and protest signs followed the governor along his route, too. Billy and Neela Munoz organized a group of 20 protesters at the corner of Second Avenue and Main, holding up signs that said “First in flight, last in education” and “Let’s move forward, not back.”

LAWMAKERS QUESTION JORDAN LAKE SPENDING: Gov. Pat McCrory signed a controversial delay of the Jordan Lake clean-up effort last month, but the legislative debate’s not over yet. Two members of the N.C. House of Representatives say a $1.65 million plan to buy anti-algae technology may be designed to benefit a single company, circumventing the public bidding process. Read more here.


Governor working the veto vote

SBOE to hear three issues today

Labor Day + Lawmakers = Formula for more protests

NAACP press conference

Remember the Jobless on Labor Day

McCrory has rough start

Deep divisions over Charlotte Airport

Does the Governor have a truth problem?

Drescher: McCrory says journalists are dumb

Moeser forgets school’s past indiscretions: UNC School of the Arts Interim Chancellor James Moeser

Business cheers Rucho and Howard for unemployment cuts: The cuts in unemployment benefits

North Carolina teaming up with other Southern states to repeat Obama experience

North Carolina was viewed at the March on Washington in 1963  

Wake Commissioner Tony Gurley on defeat of school construction bill

Lt. Gov. Forest backs McCrory on immigration bill veto

McCrory musters support from sheriffs to sustain immigration bill veto

NAACP opposes deals for Moral Monday protesters

NC Sup Ct stays COA ruling striking down sex offenders on social media law, pending appeal by AG Roy Cooper.

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