Archive for May, 2015

The power of the veto

| May 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Gary Pearce, Talking About Politics, May 29, 2015. Give Governor McCrory credit. He did the right thing by vetoing the magistrates/same-sex marriage bill. And it’s good politics. This should be a wakeup call for Democrats who think he’ll be a pushover next year because he’s a doofus or because the legislature is too far […]

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A little devilment

| May 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Carter Wrenn, Talking About Politics, May 29, 2015. Just about every morning a group of MCO promoters (the Carolina Partnership for Reform) drop an email into legislators mailboxes and the other morning they gave legislators a list of 15 states and told them, Look. See. North Carolina spends more on Medicaid per enrollee than states that […]

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Good for McCrory for vetoing absurd legislation

| May 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Chris Fitzsimon, NC Policy Watch and NC SPIN panelist, May 29, 2015. Good for Governor Pat McCrory for vetoing the absurd legislation passed by the House this week that would allow magistrates and other public officials to refuse to marry gay couples based on an undefined “sincerely held religious belief.” All eyes are now […]

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Veto should be the end of the matter

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Editorial by Winston-Salem Journal, May 30, 2015. The governor’s veto was swift – and that’s where the story should end. If the state legislature goes for an override – which it likely has the votes to pull off – it would be doing the state a disservice that should cost it members at election time. […]

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Do they really care what we think?

| May 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Editorial by Greensboro News-Record, May 31, 2015. Even as they are shoving their current, well-qualified president out of the door, for reasons never spoken, the UNC Board of Governors is seeking public input on whom should replace Greensboro native Tom Ross as head of the state’s world-class public university system. Do they really care what […]

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Looking for public input in all the wrong places

| May 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Jay Schalin, The Locker Room, May 29, 2015. The search for a new UNC system president has reached the “remarkable” stage. That is, the Board of Governors has held a series of townhall-style meetings for public input into the qualities the new president should have, and, after attending one of them, you are left […]

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McCrory: More vetoes coming

| May 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Sarah Ovaska, NC Policy Watch, May 29, 2015. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory made a surprise appearance at the quarterly meeting of the state’s public-private economic development board Friday morning, asking for support for economic financial incentives and his $3 billion transportation and infrastructure bond package. AGGAG-vetoHe also told board members, who are largely […]

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NC SPIN episode # 865 – Air Date 5/31/15

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Watch a special NC SPIN this week. This week’s NC SPIN panel of Millennials talks about philosophies and issues on the minds of younger voters. Topics: Philosophy, Politics and Younger Voters The State of our State Current Issues The 2016 elections Panelists: Tazra Mitchell, is a policy analyst at the NC Budget and Tax Center […]

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Young Patriots burning the flag

| May 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Tom Campbell, Executive Producer and moderator, NC SPIN, May 28, 2015. They burned the American flag this week at Douglas Elementary School in Raleigh, not in any show of protest but as a symbol of patriotism and honor. The flag that was raised and lowered every school day was a gift from a Marine, […]

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What are these young people thinking?

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

That’s the question pollsters, pundits and politicians want to know. The Millenials, those under 35 years of age, think differently, act differently and will vote differently. To find out what they are thinking be sure to join this week’s edition of NC SPIN as we present four outstanding representatives of the younger generation. They include: […]

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