Domecast, our weekly podcast on government and politics in North Carolina, is ready for the weekend of Feb. 6-7.
The Iowa presidential caucuses turbo-fueled the general public’s awareness that election season is blazing all around us and, believe it, North Carolina’s primaries are just over a month away.
This week, Colin Campbell of The News & Observer brings us up to speed on candidates’ fundraising, tells us what to expect in the way of televised debates – a quirky topic – and looks at legislative staffers who work second jobs on their bosses’ re-election campaigns.
The N&O’s Craig Jarvis catches us up on Gov. Pat McCrory’s recent state Supreme Court win against legislative leaders in a fight over political appointment power. The N&O’s Lynn Bonner helps us understand a controversy between the Department of Public Instruction and senators who are critical of the department’s alternate plan for specially marked funds.
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As always, we close out with our Headliners of the Week segment.
Benjamin Brown of the Insider State Government News Service hosts.
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