NC has been in a redistricting battle for over a year. We went through an article on the redistricting meet held last Friday. It is likely that there have already been red maps drawn, but not released. Representative Lewis, the Chairman of the redistricting committee, responded to the rumors of pre-drawn maps. Rep. Lewis’ response was obtuse and indirect.
Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel is filing a lawsuit against the federal government who will withhold federal funds for so called “sanctuary cities.” Mayor Emanuel says it is unconstitutional for the federal government to essentially blackmail the city into submission.
College Park City is working on legislation to permit noncitizens to vote in local elections while prohibiting them from voting in federal elections. College Park City officials believe noncitizens to be an important part of their local communities who deserve a voice.
We gave a quick update on global warming by looking at the waste, fraud, and abuse that occurs when governments want to balance energy and increase renewable energy.
On the show, we have often discussed the inefficiencies of mass public transit. In NYC the Mayor would like to increase the local tax on top earners to fund upgrades to the railway system. As major cities in NC like Charlotte are looking into light rail systems, these inefficiencies should be considered.