by Tom Campbell, Producer and Moderator, NC SPIN, March 23, 2017. If you’ve ever put together a jigsaw puzzle you can understand the task of assembling a state budget. Like a puzzle, one piece of the spending and tax plan builds upon another as lawmakers construct a two-year budget that spends more than $23 billion […]
Archive for June, 2014
This NC SPIN Perspectives interview with Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce President & CEO, Harvey Schmitt, speaks to Raleigh Metro growth – what’s driving it and the challenges that come with growth.
Check out the June 29th After SPIN! Video -“What Didn’t You Get To Say?” – A special feature captured each week to discuss topics we did not have time to address during the show!
Editorial by Rocky Mount Telegram, June 29, 2014. Something tells us our Republican friends in the N.C. General Assembly didn’t see this one coming. Once they took control of the legislature, GOP lawmakers wasted no time going to bat for private school vouchers. The new assistance program hurts public schools, in our view, because it […]
by Chris Fitzsimon, NC Policy Watch and NC SPIN panelist, published in Greenville Daily Reflector, June 28, 2014. Every year at the General Assembly members of the majority party in the House and Senate describe the budget put together by their chamber’s leaders as the best possible budget for North Carolina, one that will create […]
Editorial by Fayetteville Observer, June 30, 2014. Deadlines in politics have a way of being ignored, usually at additional cost to the governed. That’s the case with North Carolina’s budgetary process. Today is the last day of the fiscal year, and if legislators were going to implement a new budget to replace the old one […]
by Mitch Kokai, Carolina Journal, June 27, 2014. Political pundits across the nation are watching closely this year as North Carolinians prepare to head to the polls to decide whether first-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan will keep her job. Republican N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis is her chief opponent. Fred Barnes, Fox News contributor […]
by John Hood, John Locke Foundation and NC SPIN panelist, June 30, 2014. Political labels are necessary. They are also problematic. Without labels, political conversation would be difficult to sustain. Debate flows from disagreement. On any given proposal for government to do something, some of us say yes. Others say no. Strictly speaking, these aren’t […]
Editorial by Burlington Times-News, June 27, 2014. As proposed by the state Senate in a unanimous vote, SB 729, otherwise known as the Coal Ash Management Act of 2014, is a wordy piece of legislation with more moving parts than the number of senators who actually voted for it. It’s broadly phrased and downright vague […]
by Sharon McCloskey, NC Policy Watch, June 26, 2014. It’s been a year since a sharply divided Supreme Court declared victory in the war against voter discrimination and suppression and tossed out one of the most powerful weapons used in that battle – preclearance under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Times had changed, […]
by Rachael Dobi, Civitas Institute, June 25, 2014. A new “public-private partnership” in North Carolina appears to put hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars at risk while guaranteeing profit for a company that has run into trouble in other states. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) announced in April that it had selected a […]