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Chad’s Morning Brief: Another Lubbock City Councilman Faces Recall, Ted Cruz Amendment Would Allow Voter ID, & More

Here is your Morning Brief for the morning of June 18, 2013. Give me your feedback below and tune in to The Chad Hasty Show for these and many more topics from 8:30 to 11am. Remember, you can listen online at KFYO.com or with the radioPup App.

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1. Recall Petition #2 (link)

The season of recalls continued yesterday with the announcement that a resident in District 2 had started the process of recalling Councilman Floyd Price. According to KFYO News, the resident has until July 15th to get the signatures needed.

Gordon Harris, a resident of District 2, has filed the required affidavit for a recall petition against Councilman Floyd Price.

Price has served as the District 2 councilman since 2004.

According to the City Secretary’s office, Harris must obtain 509 signatures from District 2 voters by July 15thin order to trigger a recall election against Price.

This comes after a group gathered enough signatures in District 1 for a November 5th recall election against District 1 Councilman Victor Hernandez.

The news yesterday surprised many as Councilman Price hasn’t been in the news much lately. One has to wonder who will be the next person on the council to face a recall petition. As angry as some Lubbock citizens are, why stop at Price?

2. Cruz Amendment Would Allow Voter ID (link)

Senator Ted Cruz wasn’t happy about the Supreme Court’s ruling that struck down the Arizona law that made people show proof of citizenship before they could register to vote. In order to fix a problem, he has decided to file an amendment to the immigration bill.

Ted Cruz didn’t wait long to mount a legislative response to the Supreme Court’s ruling against Arizona’s voter registration rule.

An amendment submitted by the Texas senator on Monday afternoon to the Senate’s immigration bill would “permit states to require proof of citizenship for registration to vote in elections for federal office.” Cruz’s measure would amend the National Voter Registration Act.

“Today #SCOTUS ruled federal ‘Motor Voter’ law preempts AZ proof-of-citizenship requirement for voter registration,” Cruz said on Twitter. “I’ll file amendment to immigration bill that permits states to require ID before registering voters & close this hole in fed statutory law.”

Cruz worked quickly: About two hours later, his amendment had already been filed — it’s one of several dozen that lawmakers are trying to get attached to the immigration overhaul as Senate leaders negotiate which ones get time on the Senate floor. It is Cruz’s first amendment to the immigration bill and the proposal didn’t initially garner any co-sponsors.

Good to see Senator Cruz on top of things.

3. Syria (link)

According to a new poll out, most Americans don’t want the U.S. sending arms to Syria.

Americans overwhelmingly oppose arming anti-government groups in Syria even as a new U.S. policy looks to do just that, a poll posted on Monday says.

According to a survey from the Pew Research Center, 70 percent of Americans don’t want the United States and allies to send arms and military supplies to those factions challenging Syrian dictator Bashar Assad; 20 percent support that strategy. The Obama administration, however, has decided to send such aid to some elements of the Syrian opposition.

The poll also found that 60% of people aren’t sure if the rebels are any better than the current government in Syria. I fall into that 70% category. In my opinion, nothing good can come of us sending weapons to these rebel groups.

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Today’s Guest:

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David Guenthner- Texas Public Policy Foundation at 9:05am

These and many more topics coming up on today’s edition of The Chad Hasty Show. Tune in mornings 8:30-11am on News/Talk 790 KFYO, streaming online at kfyo.com, and now on your iPhone and Android device with the radioPup App. All guest interviews can be heard online in our podcast section after the show at kfyo.com.

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