Archive for December, 2014

After SPIN! Video – 12/28/14 – “What will the big story be for NC in 2015?”

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After SPIN! Video – 12/28/14 – Question to Brad Crone – “What will be the big story for 2015 and how will it impact our state?”

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Use Common Core as the base for change

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by Michael Petrilli and Micheal Brickman, Thomas Fordham Institute, published in News and Observer, December 30, 2014. Last month, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush suggested to hundreds of lawmakers and education reformers gathered for his foundation’s annual summit that “the rigor of the Common Core State Standards must be the new minimum.” Furthermore, he said, […]

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In 2015, NC must find ways to ease family hardships

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by Beth Messersmith, Momsrising.org, published in News and Observer, December 30, 2014. It’s the time of year when we count our blessings, take stock of the year behind us and set goals for the year ahead. Unfortunately, far too many N.C. families are looking back on a year of hardship. According to the latest U.S. […]

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New NC laws affect movies, firemen and revenues

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by Benjamin Brown, The Insider, published in the News and Observer, December 30, 2014. A new year will bring new laws. Below is a roundup of notable laws effective Jan. 1. • Replacing the state’s expiring 25 percent refundable tax credit for movie and television projects is a smaller grant program capped at $10 million for […]

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NC lost some trailblazers during 2014

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by Rob Christensen, News and Observer, December 30, 2014. North Carolina said goodbye to trailblazing women and minorities this year. Here are some prominent North Carolinians who made a mark in government and politics who died in 2014. F.V. Pete Allison of Durham, died in March at age 91. He was a banker, and a community, […]

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After SPIN! Video – 12/28/14 – “What will the big story be for NC in 2015?”

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After SPIN! Video – 12/28/14 – Question to John Hood – “What will be the big story for 2015 and how will it impact our state?”

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After SPIN! Video – 12/28/14 – “What Didn’t You Get To Say?”

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After SPIN! Video from the December 28th program: In this video our panelists discuss what they didn’t get to say on last week’s show.

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Perception does matter, governor

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Editorial by Burlington Times-News, December 29, 2014. In politics as in life, there are rules. And then there are the unwritten rules that often prove far more troublesome. One of the latter is that perception equals reality. That’s especially true when an elected official’s business ties overlap with his duties to appoint commissions that regulate […]

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Consider the state wage law

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Editorial by Greenville Daily Reflector, December 29, 2014. The new year swiftly approaches with its annual opportunity to start fresh — or not, depending on your state of mind or maybe just your state. Here in North Carolina, the calendar shift will bring with it plenty of statutory shuffling for citizens to either grapple with […]

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My daughter chose teaching

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by Darlene Darby, career educator, published by Charlotte Observer, December 29, 2014. Last month, I got a call from my daughter. A senior at Winston Salem State, I could hear from her first breath that she had news. “I got in!” she told me, “I start teaching in August!” Leah had just been admitted to […]

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