by Carter Wrenn, Talking About Politics, July 23, 2014. As soon as Conor the Jessecrat sat down at our regular political dinner he unfolded a newspaper, pointed, and said, There’s a headline to strike terror in every Congressman’s heart. I read ‘Judge Orders Districts Redrawn’ and thought about the half-a-dozen lawsuits in North Carolina about redistricting but it […]
by Mark Binker and Cullen Browder, WRAL, July 23, 2014. The Senate has given tentative approval to a package of sales tax and economic development changes, but not before laying bare simmering resentments between senators from rural and urban areas. Much of the bill concerns giving the Commerce Department new ways to lure businesses. For […]
by WRAL Techwire, July 23, 2014. Raleigh vaults to No. 1 from No. 3 a year ago on the latest “Best Places for Business and Careers” report from Forbes magazine. The 16th annual survey cites lower business costs, the broad level of advanced education and the presence of tech hub RTP as key factors in […]
by Ann Doss Helms, Charlotte Observer, July 24, 2014. Students in N.C. charter schools earned higher reading and math scores in 2011 than their counterparts in traditional public schools, while the charter schools got less money for doing it, according to a new study from the University of Arkansas Department of Education Reform. The latest study, […]
This After SPIN! Video from July 20 program: Recently a number of North Carolina business leaders called upon Congress to lift the restrictions on guest workers and break the Tea Party stranglehold on immigration reform. Gene Arnold shares his thoughts of their actions.