Weekly News Review - 6/24/11 PDF Print E-mail
Weekly News Review
Thursday, 23 June 2011 23:15

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Veteran reporter and editor Bruce Ferrell of WPTF News and the N.C. News Network joins host Barlow Herget to review the week's news. Among the topics: how did the Republican majorities in House and Senate get through the recently adjourned General Assembly in near-record time? And what did they do while they were here? Listen to the list of GOP golden oldies that were adopted such as abortion curbs, cuts to environmental programs, looser gun laws and much, much more. The lawmakers will come back July 13 to complete remapping legislative and congressional districts, some of which already are being called illegal in meeting federal guidelines.  Meanwhile, Superior Court Judge Howard Manning heard testimony on the impact of the new budget on the education of poor children affected by the Leandro lawsuit. The Eugenics Task Force also heard testimony on the state's wrong-headed sterilization program.

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