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SPIN This Week – April 27

SPIN This Week – April 27

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tune into NC SPIN this week as we discuss  Eight Days and Counting, The Court Races and our popular segment Tell us something we don’t know. Joining moderator Tom Campbell this week are Brad Crone, Political Consultant, Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch, John Hood, President, The John Locke Foundation and Doug Raymond, Political […]

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Judge gives teachers victory in tenure battle

Judge gives teachers victory in tenure battle

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Matthew Burns and Mark Binker, WRAL, April 23, 2014. A Guilford County judge on Wednesday halted a requirement that North Carolina school districts offer a quarter of their teachers multi-year contracts as an enticement for them to give up their so-called “career status” protections. Special Superior Court Judge Richard Doughton issued an injunction that […]

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No breakout performance at second GOP Senate debate

No breakout performance at second GOP Senate debate

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Joe Killian, Greensboro News-Record, April 24, 2014. Political experts say the Republicans who want a shot at taking on Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan in November still haven’t done much to distinguish themselves from one another. And that’s after two televised debates. “I think they all managed to do well in their own right,” […]

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SEANC report harshly criticizes State Treasurer Janet Cowell

SEANC report harshly criticizes State Treasurer Janet Cowell

| April 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

by David Ranii, News and Observer, April 22, 2014. A blistering report on the management of the state’s $87 billion pension fund commissioned by the State Employees Association of North Carolina reinforces and significantly expands the group’s long-standing criticisms of state Treasurer Janet Cowell. The 147-page report takes a shotgun approach, leveling numerous accusations and […]

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Removing coal ash from all 14 Duke Energy sites could cost $10 billion

Removing coal ash from all 14 Duke Energy sites could cost $10 billion

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

by John Murawski, Charlotte Observer, April 22, 2014. Duke Energy’s top North Carolina executive told state lawmakers Tuesday that digging up coal ash from disposal sites across the state and trucking the industrial waste to modern landfills, as critics are demanding, could cost as much as $10 billion. A cheaper option, which leaves the coal […]

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