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Banned from the legislature

| June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Tom Campbell, Producer and Moderator, NC SPIN, June 22, 2017. Few of us like it when others disagree with us. Fewer still like it when others protest our actions, but elected or appointed public officials have to recognize that disagreements and sometimes protests come with the territory. Often these protests are respectful and are […]

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NC SPIN episode # 973 – Air Date 6/25/2017

| June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Watch NC SPIN online! Topics: The Budget Compromise and No Appointments to the Ethics and Election Board. Panelists: Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch John Hood, Syndicated Columnist Phil Kirk, Former Chair, State Board of Education, Political Consultant Peg O’Connell, Political Consultant Tom Campbell, Moderator

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After SPIN! Video – “Will the Future Caucus connect with millennials?”

| June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Connie – Millennials are the fastest growing age group in the nation and range in age from teens to the mid 30s but a group of young lawmakers has formed the North Carolina Future caucus, lawmakers under the age of 45. They believe it is important to address and voice the […]

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After SPIN! Video – “Is Burr’s role in Russia investigation like Ervin’s in Watergate?”

| June 21, 2017 | 1 Comment

After SPIN! “Question 1 Rufus – Senator Richard Burr chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee looking into Russian Interference into the 2016 elections. Many are already comparing his role with Senator Sam Ervin’s role in Watergate. You were Ervin’s deputy counsel during Watergate and we would be interested in your comparing and contrasting the current investigation […]

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After SPIN! Video – “Should Unaffiliated voters get state representation?”

| June 20, 2017 | 3 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to John and Chris – When the legislature determined to merge the State Ethics Commision and the State Board of Elections it decreed that the new board should consist of 4 Democrats and 4 Republicans. Michael Crowell who is an unaffiliated voter sued the state, claiming that his rights were being violated […]

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