Friday, October 09, 2009

Hackney's advice to Foxx and Lassiter

Whatever their differences, Charlotte's mayoral candidates agree on one thing: the city needs a better relationship with Raleigh. Not surprisingly, both Democrat Anthony Foxx and Republican John Lassiter think they would have a better shot at making that happen.

So I asked House Speaker Joe Hackney when the Orange County Democrat was in town this week: How could Charlotte improve its standing in Raleigh?

"The key to that is a closer relationship with the legislative delegation," said Hackney. "The second thing that's important is achieving partisan unity on the issues that are important."

When Mecklenburg has achieved things in Raleigh, he said, it's usually because local officials are united.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Speaker Hackney is correct. Other than Senator Dan Clodfelter, the Charlotte legislative delegation has been weak.

Anonymous said...

Representative Thom Tillis and Senator Dan Clodfelter are effective legislators, all the others from Mecklenburg are not effective. Some even
chair committees but they have no influence.

Until the leaders of the area get involved and get effective people elected, Charlotte will continue to be ignored in the General Assembly.

Anonymous said...

Senator Clodfelter used to be effective. He is becoming more known for being pompus and arrogant now. This is undermining his ability to get things done with even members of his own party.

Anonymous said...

Which crooks are, AGAIN, pushing the NC MILEAGE TAX? Yep, its back again...they want GPS chips in every vehicle to monitor and TAX your EVERY move and location.

www.NCGO.org search out the members in YOUR area and suggest they stop this nonsense!

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Anonymous said...

I'm still waiting on information about how Anthony Foxx's wife got that job with DSS and also how Anthony helped Gloria Pace King feather her nest when he was president of the United Way....

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