Monday, February 11, 2008

Emerging issues..

I'm on my way out the door but just a few notes from the Emerging Issues Forum that focused on energy today. I'll write more tomorrow.

From Gov. Jim Hunt - he told me if he was still governor he would make the state energy office a department with resources to set goals and reach them in this state. He also hopes the current candidates make it a huge topic in the campaigns. If they don't, he thinks voters will demand it.

From Sen. Marc Basnight - he supports looking into wind power and wants to put money into it soon. He doesn't want it near homes or scenic spots but mentioned the Pamlico Sound as a potential place. This is a very hot topic in his home of the Outer Banks as well as the mountains.

There is so much more and we actually taped long interviews with both as well as Sen. Richard Burr that will air this week on Political Connections (Friday at 6pm, Sunday at 11am).

More tomorrow-Gov. Easley speaks at the forum.

Hope you had a great Monday!

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