Archive for January, 2017

After SPIN! Video -“How well will Gov. Cooper and the Legislature get along?”

| January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to John and Chris – The legislature has returned and all eyes are watching to see how Governor Cooper and lawmakers will get along. Many hope for a less combative, more bipartisan attitude than has been seen recently. What are the chances this might happen and what will be the result if […]

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

| January 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from the January 29th program: In this video our panelists discuss what they didn’t get to say on last weeks show.

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NC SPIN episode # 952 – Air Date 1/29/2017

| January 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Watch NC SPIN online! Topics:  A New Day with Familiar Tunes, Court Battles put Legislation on Pause, Compensation for Coal Ash and Tell Us Something We Don’t Know. Panelists: Rufus Edmisten, Former Secretary of State & Attorney General Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch John Hood, Syndicated Columnist Bob Orr, Former Supreme Court Justice Tom […]

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If you see something, say something

| January 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Tom Campbell, Executive Producer and Moderator, NC SPIN, January 26, 2017. When the phone rings at 3 a.m. it’s a safe bet it’s not good news, especially when a police officer is on the other end of the call. The call came to a Salvation Army social worker and the officer reported he and […]

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Give me money, or I’ll cut the arts

| January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Paul O’Connor, Capitol Press Association, published in The Asheville Citizen Times, January 26, 2017. School officials say they need more money to fulfill an unfunded mandate from the legislature so, to exert political leverage on lawmakers, they’re citing the dreadful cuts they’ll have to make without a new infusion of cash. They could threaten […]

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Court cases clear, outcomes up in the air

| January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Melissa Broughton, NC Policy Watch, January 26, 2017. There is a good bit of uncertainty in North Carolina when it comes to the courts despite a very clear agenda on the path forward. The two issues that will almost certainly dominate headlines this year are the power clashes between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and […]

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Nonpartisan redistricting is just a fantasy

| January 26, 2017 | 2 Comments

by Susan Myrick, Civitas Institute, January Legislative redistricting reform proponents on the Left have become more vocal since Republicans took control of the legislature in 2010. Since 2010, proponents on the left have floated “independent” redistricting committees in various forms, primarily bipartisan commissions staffed by bureaucrats and others appointed by elected or other political officials.  […]

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Weaving their way through Congress

| January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Carter Wrenn, Talking About Politics, January 24, 2017. Donald Trump was blunt, saying his Presidency is going to be about taking power away from the Washington Politicians and giving it back to the people. I’d like to say, Amen. But is Donald Trump really a populist crusader? Or is he a pragmatist who simply decided […]

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A major voter ‘fraud’ probe? Let’s do it

| January 26, 2017 | 4 Comments

Editorial by Charlotte Observer, January 26, 2016. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he will be calling for a “major investigation” into voter fraud (or, as he put it: “VOTER FRAUD.”) This request might seem odd coming from the person who won the election, not the person who lost it. It might seem even odder […]

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It’s past time to put children ahead of education politics

| January 26, 2017 | 3 Comments

by Keith Poston, Public School Forum, published in Durham Herald, January 26, 2017. As 2016 wound down, North Carolina — and the nation — closed the book on a divisive and unpredictable election year. Unfortunately it seems likely that partisan politics will continue to set the tone for 2017, including in education. In November, North […]

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