"A Conversation With House Speaker, Larry Adair" was first aired on Sunday January 25th 2004. Our Guest was Larry Adair, Speaker, House of Representatives.
Our topics included:
- What are the major challenges facing the House of Representatives in this upcoming session?
- Budget; Workers comp reform; Tort reform; Other concerns.
- What are the principal duties of Speaker of the House - Member for 22 years, 4 years as Speaker
- In the House this year, there are 53 democrats and 47 republicans - how does this close split change his role as Speaker?
- What effect will term limits have on the legislative process?
- What differences has he noticed between working with Governor Keating in the past and Governor Henry in the present?
- Lottery - is it important to the state - is it likely to pass?
- Is school consolidation still an issue? Is anything likely to happen in that regard?
- State government/tribal relations - as a member of the Cherokee Tribe and Speaker of the House, how does he make the difficult choices
- As Speaker, do his obligations go beyond simply his constituents in District 86?
- What major actions does he expect the House of Representatives and/or the Legislature as a whole to take this year?
- His last session because of term limits - what is in store for Larry Adair after legislative service?
Kent Meyers, Larry Adair