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After SPIN! 1/25/15 – “How will the lack of experienced Legislators affect the General Assembly?”

| January 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

After SPIN! – Question to Peg O’Connell: “110 of the 170 elected legislators in our General Assembly less than five years experience. What does that tell you about how business will be conducted? Does this mean that those with more experience will dominate the session and does it give legislative staffers more authority?”

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After SPIN! 1/25/15 – “What are the benefits of dredging Beaufort Inlet?”

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! – Question to Doug Raymond: “We spend a lot of time talking about creating jobs in our state but in our Port at Morehead City we can potentially lose many jobs due to shoaling. Twice recently restrictions have been put on ships entering Beaufort Inlet. Ships are now limited to a keel depth […]

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Berger’s bill offers gay marriage opt-out for magistrates

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Amanda Lehmert, Greensboro News-Record, January 29, 2015. State Sen. Phil Berger filed legislation Wednesday that would allow magistrates and register of deeds employees to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses or marrying couples if they have a religious objection to gay marriage. Berger (R-Rockingham) promised last fall to file the legislation after a magistrate […]

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Business calls for more transportation spending, but no more taxers

| January 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Bruce Siceloff, News and Observer, January 28, 2015. North Carolina business leaders on Wednesday called for the legislature to increase state transportation spending by billions of dollars over the coming decade – but they refused to discuss possible new taxes. “We’re not endorsing any specific idea,” Lew Ebert, president of the N.C. Chamber, told […]

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After SPIN! 1/25/15 – “What impact will UNC sexual violence course have?”

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! – Question to John Hood:  “UNC Chapel Hill is requiring all students to take an online sexual violence and harassment course and threatening that if students fail to do so they may be blocked out of registering for classes. The action is a result of five women to request the federal government investigate […]

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