Thursday, December 20, 2007

Happy Holidays!

Well, in an hour I'm on vacation until next Wednesday. I'm actually headed home to my home state of Minnesota. I'm from the Twin Cities and it's the first time I'll be spending Christmas back home in several years and my first Christmas with the wife so that's pretty exciting (minus the headache I'm expecting at the airports!).

Just a couple notes before I head home to pack (which will take me five minutes and my wife 2 hours).

Political Connections this weekend should be pretty interesting. We're tackling the illegal immigration and community college admission debate. William Gheen from ALIPAC joins us as well as Graig Meyer. Meyer runs a program in Chapel Hill schools that helps minorities, including illegal immigrants, get into college.

Next week we're focusing on the 2007 year in review and 2008 year ahead.

What's interesing is looking back at last year's show, it wasn't super clear what the issues of 2007 would be necessarily. I think the upcoming year is clear. Water issues, transportation, and I guess there's some kind of election next year?

I can't wait and I hope you can't either! Thank you so much for supporting state government reporting and I hope I can provide some great information and insight in the year ahead as well.

Happy Holidays!


Anonymous said...

Hi Tim I think before any illegal immigrant gets aid for school,that all the student loans and parents that have their house used as colladeral thay should all be foregiven whats you say.Joe

Buttpants said...

I don't think illegal immigrants qualify for any aid. In fact, as I recall, they are required to pay the higher out-of-state tuition cost, so they are actually subsidizing the cost of all the rest of the folks who go to a community college.

Keep up the great work, Timbo!