Archive for September, 2018

NC SPIN episode #1037 Air Date 09/28/2018

| September 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Topics: Hunkering Down and Cleaning Up Elections just around the corner North Carolina’s Economy Tell Us Something We Don’t Know Panelists: Bob Etheridge, Former US Congressman Chris Fitzsimon, Political Analyst and Columnist John Hood, Syndicated columnist and Author Joe Mavretic, Former NC House Speaker Tom Campbell, Moderator

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This week on SPIN

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

As we head into October this week’s NC SPIN talks about the $50 billion cleanup from Hurricane Florence, the upcoming November elections and, as always we ask the panel to tell us something we don’t know. Joining this week’s panel are former Congressman Bob Etheridge, former House Speaker Joe Mavretic, senior political analyst Chris Fitzsimon […]

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ICE fishing

| September 27, 2018 | 4 Comments

by Tom Campbell, Producer and moderator of NC SPIN, September 26, 2018 When President Trump visited North Carolina he assured our state that the federal checkbook would be opened and that we would get almost anything we wanted from FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency. We’re pretty good at spotting political hyperbole, but still hope […]

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Isn’t it about time to move Central Prison?

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Joe Mavretic, former House Speaker and NC SPIN panelist, September 27, 2018. If you don’t keep up with the happenings and going’s on around our capitol city, you may have missed all the hoopla about Dix Hill. The property, on which the Dorothea Dix Hospital (Dix Hill) has stood for decades, has been acquired […]

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Victims’ rights amendment ad highlights why victims need equal rights

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Brad Crone, Political consultant and NC SPIN panelist, September 27, 2018. The first broadcast ad for North Carolina’s bipartisan victims’ rights amendment was released today.  The TV ad highlights that North Carolina victims are not currently guaranteed important notification regarding status of their case – including the custody status of the accused or convicted. […]

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Undecided lean right on key issues

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

by John Hood, Syndicated columnist and NC SPIN panelist, September 26, 2018. If North Carolina Republicans are to maintain solid control of both chambers of the General Assembly, they can’t just turn out the GOP base this fall. They also need undecided voters to break their way. The latest Civitas Institute survey of likely North […]

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UNC announced $2 million initiative to help students impacted by Florence

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

by WRAL, September 27, 2018. UNC Chancellor Carol Folt announced a new $2 million initiative during a Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday that will help students and families that were affected Hurricane Florence. The university will provide $1 million, and an additional $1 million will be raised through a philanthropic match. The campus and […]

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Did hurricane Matthew have an impact on 2016 elections?

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Dr. Michael Bitzer, Political Science Professor Catawba College, September 26,2018. I’ve gotten a couple of calls from reporters regarding the question, was there any impact from Hurricane Matthew, that hit North Carolina in mid-October of 2016, to help us understand what might be in the forecast for the impact by Hurricane Florence in this […]

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Price gauging from perspective of consumers and business

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Melissa Bought, September 27, 2018. For most, news of an impending hurricane means picking up some bread and an extra case of water, fueling up the gas tank and deciding whether to evacuate. For some businesses though, that same news means dollar signs – it creates an opportunity to take advantage of desperate people […]

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IOPL debate on Judicial vacancies showcases partisan divide

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Will Pierson, Carolina Journal, September 27, 2018. Is a constitutional amendment on the November ballot changing the way judicial vacancies are filled a good step toward merit selection of judges, or a reckless consolidation of power? That was the question four political veterans sparred over in a live panel debate Tuesday evening in Salisbury. […]

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