Archive for June, 2016

After SPIN! Video – “Is school reform good economics?”

| June 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

After SPIN! “Question to John Hood – You recently wrote a column saying that school reform was good economics. Help us understand your point.”

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After SPIN! Video – “Has HB2 had a negative impact on coastal tourism?”

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Doug Raymond – You live in coastal North Carolina and there has been speculation that the fallout from HB2 has had a negative impact on the tourist economy along the coast. Do you see or have you heard of any economic impact as a result of HB2?”

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After SPIN! Video – “Why do you oppose repealing Certificate of Need laws?”

| June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Chris Fitzsimon – You recently wrote a column supporting the state’s Certificate of Need program, saying that it would wring more profit out of the healthcare system. Help us understand why you oppose repeal of the Certificate of Need laws.”

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After SPIN! Video – “Why did NC abandon tradition of naming valedictorians?”

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Dennis Wicker – Wake County recently decided it would no longer recognize High School valedictorians and salutatorians but would instead would go to a system of Latin Honors. Durham County decided to do both. What do you think of abandoning the tradition of recognizing the valedictorians of graduating classes?”

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

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from the June 26th program: In this video our panelists discuss what they didn’t get to say on last weeks show.

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Who will vote November 8th?

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Tom Campbell, Executive Producer and Moderator, NC SPIN, June 24, 2016. Before the all-but-certain nasty political rhetoric dominates the airways it might be instructive to use this “quieter” time to analyze the North Carolina electorate and look at who might vote. Catawba College Political Science Professor, Dr. Michael Bitzer, along with State Board of […]

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Tweaking the NC Constitution

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation and NC SPIN panelist, June 24, 2016. In addition to the U.S. Constitution, every state has one as well. North Carolina’s is an important governing document — one that limits government, protects rights, and sets state policy. State constitutions are longer, more detailed, and more policy-driven than their federal counterpart. They […]

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HB2 changes still in question as legislative session winds down

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, June 23, 2016. As lawmakers push to finish their work for the year, discussions about whether and how to modify the controversial House Bill 2 remain very much behind the scenes. “There’s clearly conversations still happening on it, but as far as what will happen, nobody really knows at this point,” House Speaker Tim […]

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NC SPIN episode # 921 – Air Date 6/26/2016

| June 24, 2016 | 1 Comment

Watch NC SPIN online!  Topics: Election Laws Back in Court, Breaking Down the NC Electorate, Building Schools in Rural Areas, and Tell Us Something We Don’t Know. Panelists: Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch John Hood, Syndicated Columnist Doug Raymond, Political Consultant, Specializing in Messaging Dennis Wicker, Former Lieutenant Governor Tom Campbell, Moderator

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After SPIN! Video – “What advice would you give the governor candidates?

| June 23, 2016 | 1 Comment

After SPIN! “Question to Rufus Edmisten – Already we see the signs predicting that the election for Governor is going to be contentious and waged over the airways. You’ve run statewide many times. If you were Governor McCrory’s campaign manager what advice would you give him in running his campaign? On the other side, if […]

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