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As legislators return, activists eye the “veto garage” (video)

Legislators reconvene [1] on Wednesday to reconsider the governor’s veto [2] of Senate Bill 9, which would have repealed much of the Racial Justice Act.

The question is whether the Republican leadership could also use the special session to revisit the “veto garage” and take up any other issues left pending in 2011.

Bob Phillips [3] of Common Cause NC [4] is wary Republicans may make at least one more push on voter ID before the 2012 elections, which could make a difference in our tight battleground state.

Phillips says despite opinion polls that have shown support for some form of voter identification, such a law would adversely affect almost half a million active registered voters in North Carolina.

Phillips joined us recently on News and Views to reflect on efforts to suppress voting in 2011 and what lies ahead for the New Year.

To hear a portion of Phillips’ radio interview with Chris Fitzsimon, click below. To listen to the full interview [5] – including our look back at the newsmakers of 2011 – visit the Radio Interview section [6] of the N.C. Policy Watch website. There you can listen to the entire show online or subscribe to our podcast feed on iTunes.