Jackson meets with Mexico government official


By Brent Jackson - Contributing columnist



Senator Brent Jackson with the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico at the General Assembly, the Honorable Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas.


Good afternoon,

I hope everyone is having a good week and all of the fathers had a wonderful Father’s Day this past weekend!

Last week, Senate Bill 160: Warsaw Veterans Day Parade was ratified and presented to Governor McCrory on Thursday, June 16. This bill will adopt the Warsaw Veterans Day Parade as the official State Veterans Day Parade. This parade is the longest standing consecutive annual Veterans Day Parade in the nation. I would like to thank everyone who has worked over the years to continue this tradition and build this parade into the long standing success that it is today. If you have never been to the parade, I encourage you to attend this year. This parade is a great way to show our thanks and appreciation for the sacrifices our veterans and armed forces members have made over the years and continue to make today to keep us free and safe.

Also, last week we had the pleasure of hosting the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico at the General Assembly. Members of the leadership met with The Honorable Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas to discuss Mexico’s long-standing economic relationship with the United States, and North Carolina in particular. It was truly a pleasure to have an opportunity to meet her.

Question of the Week

Thank you to everyone who responded to last week’s question about repealing the Certificate of Need (CON) system. We received mixed responses on the issue. It was almost 50/50 in terms of support or disapproval of the repealing of the CON system. I believe that this will be a contentious issue moving forward and we need to allow time to fully vet the issue with the stakeholders involved.

This week, I would like to get your viewpoint on a bill that was recently introduced. This bill, if passed, would allow you to make a left turn on red during certain situations. What do you think about allowing people to make a left turn on red when at a one way street? So this would be the same as completing a right turn at a red stop light, but it would apply to those who turn left on a one way street. Do you believe this is a good piece of legislation and would you support it?

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if I can assist you in any way possible.

By Brent Jackson

Contributing columnist

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Senator Brent Jackson with the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico at the General Assembly, the Honorable Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_BrentJackson.jpgSenator Brent Jackson with the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico at the General Assembly, the Honorable Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas.
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