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.