NC SPIN episode #1056 Air Date 02/08/19

| February 8, 2019 | 2 Comments

Topics:
New Election Board to hear 9th District Testimony February 18th
DMV is moving, but where?
Do we need to revamp our economic development efforts?
Tell Us Something We Don’t Know

Panelists:
Tammy Barringer, Former State Senator
Chris Fitzsimon, The Newsroom
John Hood, Syndicated Columnist and Author
Joe Mavretic, Former House Speaker
Tom Campbell, Moderator

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Category: SPIN This Week, Videos

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  1. Jonique Lynch says:

    I am from the Raleigh area originally, but I have been in DC for the last 5 years and the people in Raleigh are spoiled. People here have an hour plus commute on the daily. The only difference is, an hour commute here is roughly 8-10 miles. I know numerous people who have to drive, ride a train, and a bus just to get to work, averaging 12 hour days including their commute. People have to slug, which means they drive from their homes to a meet up point and ride with other commuters to the closest train station and then ride several trains to get to work and do it all over again in the evening. Most people have to be out of the door by 5am just to get to work by 7am or 8am. I moved just to be closer to my job because I’d have to drive from Md to DC to Northern Va, which is only 8 miles, but it took over an hour. People need to realize that in order to fulfil a job, you have to make sacrifices. If you do not want to travel, others will. Here in the DC metro area, it is very common. I do not know anyone who has a commute less than an hour.

  2. Annette Lynch says:

    I agree with Mr. John thatt when companies move, employees are told come or not, why should state employees be any different. I am a state employee and I drive to Raleigh from rocky mount every day and it’s the best drive any wake county commute has because of less traffic, been doing it for 3 years and will continue to do so for at least another 5 years. If employees Dont want to travel, they will have to find another job in wake county. It is hundreds of people they will gladly take their current employees position if little training that live in Nash, franklin, Wilson, and Edgecombe counties. I’m not even sure what the big deal is, most people have children they have to drop off at before and after care at school, I did it for 12 years with no complaints and was at work everyday on time. If they saving the state money, the move should be done and it’s the procedure in law to accept the lowest bid, those people need to grow up and face life.
    Thanks.

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