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Former Gov. Jim Martin: Some Legislative Actions Concerning, But Not Everything Bad

Jim Martin

State Republican leaders are trying to limit the power of Governor-elect Roy Cooper during their surprise special session. One of the justifications from Senate Leader Phil Berger is that Democrats did the same thing when they were in power.

So we spoke to former two-term Republican Governor Jim Martin of Charlotte. He served in the 1980s and early 1990s when Democrats controlled the General Assembly. Martin says he has mixed feelings about what state lawmakers from his own party are trying to push through.

Mark Rumsey grew up in Kansas and got his first radio job at age 17 in the town of Abilene, where he announced easy-listening music played from vinyl record albums.