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NC SPIN episode # 913 – Air Date 5/1/2016

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Watch NC SPIN online! Topics: Voter ID Stands, The Governor’s Budget Proposals, 2016 Elections,  and Tell Us Something We Don’t Know. 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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NC Senate confirms appointments

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Jeff Moore, Jones and Blount, April 27, 2016. After a delay extending back to the 2015 long session, the North Carolina Senate has begun confirming Governor’s appointments to various positions in the state. Lyons Gray, former Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Revenue, was confirmed unanimously to the North Carolina Utilities Commission. Lyons […]

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Hayes, Pope top list of possible GOP replacement chairs

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Donna King, Jones and Blount, April 27, 2016. As the N.C.GOP plans for a meeting April 30 that may see the removal of current Chairman Hasan Harnett, several names are emerging as replacements.  Topping the list are former N.C.GOP chairs and high ranking elected officials.  Former Chairs Jim Hastings of Boone, congressman Robin Hayes and immediate past chair Claude Pope […]

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Appeals court to expedite Voter ID appeal case

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Associated Press, published on WNCN.com, April 29, 2016. A federal appeals court wants to examine swiftly a trial judge’s ruling this week upholding North Carolina’s voting law changes, which include a photo identification mandate to cast a ballot in person. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, ordered Thursday an expedited […]

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After SPIN! Video – “Will the Legislature repeal or change HB2 in the short session?”

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Brad Crone – Retiring Senator Tom Apodaca wants to repeal or change North Carolina’s laws regarding Certificate of Need. Proponents want to loosen requirements for same-day surgery centers while Hospitals say there is no need to do so. CON reform was discussed in the 2015 session but not action was taken. […]

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