Archive for November, 2012

Exit Right

| November 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

It is understandable that every chief executive give thought to his or her legacy and contributions to the organization/state/corporation, so we fully appreciate that Governor Bev Perdue, now in the closing weeks of her administration, is focusing on this aspect of her tenure. But we also hope the Governor will give serious consideration to how […]

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SPIN This Week – December 2

| November 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tune into NC SPIN this week as we discuss Five weeks and counting, The new legislature and Party politics. Joining moderator Tom Campbell this week are Dan Blue, III, Political Consultant, Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch, John Hood, President, The John Locke Foundation and Doug Raymond, Political Consultant Air Times  

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Fighting for Freedom from Debt

| November 29, 2012 | 1 Comment

by Tom Campbell Everyone wants to avoid the proverbial fiscal cliff that threatens us on January 1, but nobody wants to make any sacrifices to prevent it. That is totally unrealistic, as some of North Carolina’s leaders pointed out at Tuesday’s “Fix the Debt” coalition press conference. Former Glaxo CEO Bob Ingram, co-chair of the […]

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Political Parties Face Growing Numbers of Unaffiliated Voters in NC

| November 28, 2012 | 2 Comments

by Jeanne Milliken Bonds North Carolina has 100 counties. Voter Registration as of November 27, 2012 lists voter registrations as: Democratic 2,874,875;  Republican 2,055,486;  Libertarian 19,593; and, Unaffiliated 1,712,488 (Total: 6,662,442). Nine Counties now have more Unaffiliated voters than Democrats and 30 Counties have more Unaffiliated voters than Republicans. The Wilson Times noted, “… more […]

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NC GOP still catering to the extreme Right

| November 27, 2012 | 1 Comment

by Chris Fitzsimon Folks looking for signs that rational behavior and common sense might be slowly creeping back into the national political discussion must be at least a little encouraged these days. Noted Republican leaders in Washington and beyond are raising long overdue questions about the wisdom of the absurd no-tax pledge demanded of all […]

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Six Critical Weeks

| November 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

by Tom Campbell Pat McCrory ran a winning gubernatorial campaign and now faces the even larger task of governing. The decisions he makes in the next six weeks could determine the success of his administration. We will get an early indication of McCrory’s priorities when he names cabinet secretaries. Perhaps no appointment will be more […]

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Exclusive Early Access: Interview with Lanier Cansler

| November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

For the first time ever, NC SPIN is providing our online followers an early release of our weekly TV program. Our special Thanksgiving week guest is Lanier Cansler, former secretary of the NC Department of Health and Human Services. Secretary Cansler joins Tom Campbell and panelists Chris Fitzsimon and John Hood, to discuss Health Insurance Exchanges, […]

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Reform Taxes and Education

| November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

by John Hood Two of the top issues facing new North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and the General Assembly in 2013 are tax reform and education reform. For the performance of North Carolina’s economy to improve significantly in the short run, we need a more competitive tax system. And for the performance of North Carolina’s […]

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SPIN This Week – November 25

| November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tune into NC SPIN this week as we discuss Health insurance exchanges, Medicaid expansion, Medicaid reimbursements and Healthcare challenges. Joining moderator Tom Campbell this week is special guest Lanier Cansler, former Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Air Times  

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Perdue’s Choice

| November 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

While some have criticized Governor Bev Perdue’s choice of a state-federal option for the health insurance exchange a closer examination of her choices indicates she chose the best one available to her at the federal deadline. The Affordable Care Act, as upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, mandates that every state institute a health insurance […]

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