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It’s the start of a full week of exciting shows with a lineup of guests you will not want to miss! Corruption is the theme of the first half-hour. Chad discusses the indictment of former Executive Director of the State Employees Association of North Carolina. Cope allegedly used the association’s credit cards to pay for almost half-a-million dollars in personal items like plastic surgery, home renovations, appliances, vacations, hotel rooms, and massages. During the second half-hour, New Bern Mayor Dana Outlaw joins Chad to talk what’s happening in the city’s wards. Home of the original state capitol, New Bern is definitely a city “on the grow.” Chad and Mayor Outlaw talk the budget and how a delay in passage affects them and what a change in the sales tax could mean to their bottom line.
In hour two, Civitas President Francis De Luca is in studio. Chad and Francis go into the latest cases of campaign corruption and how candidates can get away with this for so long. That segues into alternative energy credits and the renewable mandate. Francis and Chad discuss why legislators don’t “see the light” when it comes to recognizing the increased cost of generating power using alternative energy over conventional methods like nuclear energy.
Francis hangs out for the second half-hour to get into some of the possible reasons behind the departure of DOT Secretary Tony Tata. Did he leave to be an author or to run for an office seat in the state or in Congress? His departure also brings up questions over how consultant funds were spent. As Francis points out, if Tata never runs for office, North Carolinians will never know. The big news is the move of the dates for the CLC Conference to March 4-5, 2016 at the Crabtree Marriott in Raleigh. This is a time to learn more about the candidates, how to use social media, be more informed and become an active part of the election process.
On Tuesday’s show, Brunswick County resident Rhona Sherrill will join us. Ms. Sherrill is fighting her HOA over flying the American AND North Carolina flag on her own property at the same time. It’s another show you don’t want to miss!