30 Nov

What Matters for Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Mark opens the show with the news that late Tuesday a court decision ordered North Carolina to hold legislative elections in 2017 due to the previous ruling that 28 legislative districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered. First up on today’s show is  Jeremy Waldrop of the NC Forest Service, to give an update on the wildfires in western NC followed by Brenda Berg, President and CEO of BEST-NC, to discuss the issue of principal pay and its relation to school performance. Mark speaks with Angela Hight, policy analyst at the Civitas Institute, about a hearing that began yesterday in Charlotte regarding the sentencing status of four former death-row inmates that had their sentences changed to life without parole under the Racial Justice Act. To close out the show Mark speaks with Tyler Voight, deputy state director of Americans for Prosperity in North Carolina, to talk about the results of the election, AFP’s work in Washington to try to influence members of Congress to hold the line on spending in regards to the upcoming continuing budget resolution, and what they will be working on in the upcoming session here in North Carolina.

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