Archive for June, 2015

After SPIN! Video – “What is the value of Driver’s Ed?”

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to John Hood – The legislature seems intent on doing away with or at least drastically changing drivers’ education. As the father of teenagers what’s your perspective on the value of Driver’s ed and how, if anything, it might need to be changed?”

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Now do you understand why the courts matter so much

| June 30, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Rob Schofield, NC Policy Watch, June 30, 2015. With basic rights hanging by a thread, progressives need to redouble their commitment to the selection of good judges Progressives are gratified that the U.S. Supreme Court issued a pair of eminently reasonable decisions last week upholding the right of same-sex couples to marry and dismissing […]

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Supreme Court: Redistricting commissions acceptable

| June 30, 2015 | 1 Comment

by John Wynne, Politics NC, June 29, 2015. Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court keeps hope alive for a nonpartisan redistricting commission here in North Carolina. The question before the Court was whether or not the legislature could delegate drawing districts to commissions, or if that power resided solely with them. In what was probably a […]

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An overgrown bill

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Editorial by Greensboro News-Record, June 30, 2015. House and Senate leaders have agreed to a continuing budget resolution that gives the chambers until Aug. 14 to reach a budget compromise. The House voted 107 to 1 to approve the measure Monday tonight, with the Senate to follow at 9:30 A.M. Tuesday. The budget deadline is […]

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House, Senate agree on 45 day continuing resolution

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by Laura Leslie, WRAL, June 29, 2015. House and Senate leaders have agreed to a continuing budget resolution that gives the chambers until Aug. 14 to reach a budget compromise. The House voted 107 to 1 to approve the measure Monday tonight, with the Senate to follow at 9:30 A.M. Tuesday. The budget deadline is […]

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2013 Continuing resolution may be just the thing for 2015

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by Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation and NC SPIN panelist, June 29, 2015. The US Supreme Court issued an important ruling affecting same sex marriage in NC. Governor McCrory voiced concerned about tax change proposals. The House and Senate haggled over a budget compromise, unable to reach an agreement by the end of the fiscal year […]

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House rejects bill to redistrict Greensboro-Trinity boards

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by Margaret Moffett, Greensboro News-Record, June 29, 2015. The N.C. House refused Monday night to make sweeping changes to Greensboro’s City Council without a voter referendum. Members voted 73-35 to reject House Bill 263, a move that sends it to a House-Senate committee for more work. But Mayor Nancy Vaughan said the victory could turn […]

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After SPIN! Video – 6/28/15 – “What Didn’t You Get To Say?”

| June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

In this After SPIN! Video, moderator Tom Campbell asks the panelist from our June 28th program, “What didn’t get to say?”

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Why the flag debate matters

| June 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Thomas Mills, Politics NC, June 29, 2015. Progressives claiming that the flag debate is a distraction have missed the point. As President Obama made so clear in his eulogy for Clementa Pinckney, a racist white guy tried to start a race war by killing nine African-Americans in a church. Instead, he forced white Southerners to […]

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Governor keeps out certain eyes

| June 29, 2015 | 3 Comments

Editorial by Charlotte Observer, June 28, 2015. We know Gov. Pat McCrory doesn’t much like the news media (present company excepted, we’re sure), but lately he is going too far. Twice in recent weeks the governor’s people have blocked reporters from the liberal N.C. Policy Watch from covering the governor’s events that are widely open […]

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