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After SPIN! – “How has the Legislature changed since you were first elected?”

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! – “Question to Joe Mavretic – As a former House Speaker and longtime member of the legislature you have watched the transformations in our legislative process. We’d like to hear your views as to how things have changed and whether the people’s business is being done more openly and efficiently today than it […]

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After SPIN! – “Should DWI laws be tougher in NC?”

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! – “Question to Peg O’Connell: Representative Darren Jackson wants to tighten up the DWI laws. Currently, someone previously convicted of DWI can have a .04 blood alcohol content. Jackson says if they have been convicted twice in the past 10 years they can’t have any alcohol in their system or be convicted of […]

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Proposed law would outlaw holding cellphone while driving

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Bryan Mims, WRAL, March 25, 2015. A state lawmaker wants to close a loophole that makes it very difficult for law enforcement officers to enforce North Carolina’s ban on texting while driving. North Carolina is one of 40 states that have laws against texting while driving. Yet, people still send and read text messages behind […]

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After SPIN! – “Is Gov. McCrory not reporting more income a breach of ethics?”

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! – “Question to Chris Fitzsimon: There was quite a stir about Governor McCrory not furnishing details about the income he received from Lending Tree and from his brother’s consulting business. Now his failure to report information about funding provided him to attend political meetings is being called into question. Supporters say this is […]

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After SPIN! – “Was NC Republican Chairman Claude Pope asked to step down?”

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! – “Question to John Hood: North Carolina Republican Party chairman Claude Pope announced that he wouldn’t seek another two year term in office, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family and his business. One right-leaning blogger suggests that Pope stepped down because he was “shown the door.” What do you […]

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