The Gubernatorial race may be getting more interesting as a former state lawmaker announces he’s considering tossing his name in the hat to run against Governor Pat McCrory for the Republican nomination for Governor. Chad shares his thoughts on former Rep. Robert Brawley.
Chad speaks with Cato Institute Senior Fellow Randal O’Toole. They discuss “Smart Growth” and how it is affecting large and small cities across the nation. Mr. O’Toole says, “Urban Planners don’t understand how cities work so they make screw-up after screw-up,” and it hasn’t gotten better. He explains the most popular development today is akin to Greenwich Village in New York just as hi-rise developments were popular in the 1970’s. Those same mixed-use, shop and live here neighborhoods that are so popular today will be the slums of tomorrow. Chad asks Mr. O’Toole how the situation can be improved. Mr. O’Toole says it all comes down to weakening the zoning power of cities and counties and giving it back to the people.
In hour two, AFP’s State Director Donald Bryson is in studio. He tells Chad about their “Road to Reform” event on December 16 in Reno, Nevada, the day after the next GOP debate. Along with presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle will be discussing the federal government’s over-burdensome regulation of all areas of America’s energy sector. Chad asks what AFP has coming up locally. Donald explains that since AFP is an issue-based organization, they have to be careful in scheduling events after the first of the year with the approaching primaries. Donald and Chad delve into the energy issue and why AFP focuses on it.
Finally, as the cost of your health insurance increases, Chad questions whether we could see Obamacare fail all by itself.
Tomorrow we speak to State Board of Elections Chairman Josh Howard and Carolina Plott Hound’s Paul Chesser.