Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Wednesday Quick Hits: Hot Policy Topics for This Week

Happy New Year! 2008 promises to be a very busy political and policy year. The Arc of North Carolina is excited to be part of it by bringing you updates on state and national policy. This year we will also be bringing you updates on political elections. Starting this week will be blogging during the caucus and primaries. We will also be following our state elections.

North Carolina:

Thursday, January 3, 2008
10:00am The House Select Committee to Investigate Alleged Misconduct and Other Matters Included in Indictments Against Representative Thomas Wright, 544 LOB.
This House Select Committee will review evidence regarding the current legal process against Representative Thomas Wright. The committee is charged with deciding if there is enough evidence to take legislative action against Representative Thomas Wright. A seated Representative has not been removed from office by legislative action since 1880.

Friday, January 4, 2008

10:00am The General Statutes Commission, 1027/1128 LB.


Election 2008:
Let the caucus and primaries begin! Election 2008 which actually started in early 2007 is finally here!!
Iowa Caucus 2008:
Tomorrow, Thursday, January 3: Iowa Caucus
This is the first of the 2008 Presidential Primaries. The Des Moines Register poll is showing Senator Barack Obama leading at 32%, Senator Hillary Clinton with 25%, and former Senator John Edwards at 24%. Margin of error is 3.5%.
The same poll shows former Governor Mike Huckabee leading with 32%, former Governor Mitt Romney at 26% and Senator John McCain at 13%.
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Congress stands in recess/winter break until January 15th.

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