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What Matters for Tuesday, November 22, 2016

On today’s show Mark sits down with Francis De Luca, president of the Civitas Institute, to discuss a complaint filed with the North Carolina State Board of Elections regarding same day registration of voters, and whether it is logistically possible to have verified those registrations by Election Day. Francis says that these ballots should not be counted until the registrations can be verified. Next up on the show is Rep. Craig Horn (R-Union) to talk with Mark about the General Assembly Program Evaluation Division’s recommendation in favor of a weighted funding model to change the way that school systems are funded by the state. A joint legislative task force will be formed to look at the proposal. Closing out the show is Jerry Schill, president North Carolina Fisheries Association, to discuss The State Marine Fisheries Commission considering a petition from the North Carolina Wildlife Federation to adopt regulations for shrimp trawlers operating in coastal sounds that would reduce the size of their nets, limit how long nets could be pulled in the water, permit shrimping only three days per week and eliminate night-time shrimping. Schill says that the ultimate goal of the moves is to ban shrimping in inland waters, not to conserve the environment.

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