Archive for November, 2018

NC SPIN episode #1046 Air Date 11/30/2018

| November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Topics: Farm Crisis Lame Duck Session Samuel Oliver-Bruno and ICE Election Administration The Atlantic Coast Pipeline Tell Us Something We Don’t Know Panelists: Rufus Edmisten, Former Secretary of State and Attorney General Chris Fitzsimon, Senior Political Analyst Anna Bevon Gravely, Political Analyst John Hood, Syndicated Columnist and Author Brad Crone, Moderator

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This Thanksgiving was different

| November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Tom Campbell, producer and moderator of NC SPIN, November 28, 2018. Instead of going over the river and through the woods to grandma’s house we traveled east this Thanksgiving. It was comforting to see that most of the furniture, downed trees and debris that had littered roadsides since Hurricane Florence had been removed, but […]

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Redistributing income isn’t investment

| November 29, 2018 | 1 Comment

by John Hood, Syndicated columnist and NC SPIN panelist, November 28, 2018. Whether your frame of reference is a country, a government, a business, or your own household, being better off in the long run requires patience and discipline in the short run. To have more income tomorrow, you must deny some immediate gratification today. […]

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Ten absolute “musts” for Voter ID

| November 29, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Gerry Cohen, published in NC Policy Watch, November 27, 2018. [Editor’s note: Gerry Cohen – former special counsel to the General Assembly – is widely understood to be North Carolina’s most knowledgeable and respected expert on state elections law. Yesterday, Cohen testified before the Joint Legislative Elections Oversight Committee regarding the controversial subject of […]

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Polling, after the fact

| November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Thomas Mills, Politics NC, November 27, 2018. Civitas has released a poll just two weeks after the midterm election. Apparently, they’ll continue their monthly polling even in a non-election year. It’s very helpful to those of us who want to understand what’s happening in the state after the ads have stopped running but before […]

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A final conversation with UNC president Margaret Spellings

| November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Shannon Watkins, James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, November 26, 2018. Although Margaret Spellings will be leaving her post as president of the University of North Carolina system prematurely on January 15, she started several programs in her three years on the job. One of those programs is NC Promise, which went into […]

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Aging population and growing liabilities will cause fiscal tsunami

| November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Brian Balfour, Civitas Institute, November 27, 2018. There is a significant demographic change occurring in North Carolina that virtually no one is talking about. A change that will have major implications for the state’s fiscal health for decades to come. With the ageing of the baby boom generation (born 1946-1964), North Carolina is witnessing […]

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Two worlds

| November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Carter Wrenn, Talking About Politics, November 27, 2018. Two Worlds Before the election, two polls landed on my desk the same day. One was taken in a rural county. The other was taken in suburban Wake County (Raleigh). And reading them was like looking at two different worlds. One world was religious, traditional (not […]

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What legislators should do…and what they probably will do instead

| November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Rob Schofield, NC Policy Watch and NC SPIN panelist, November 27, 2018. The North Carolina General Assembly has returned to Raleigh this week for yet another convening. Contrary, however, to some previous erroneous references, this will not be—at least technically—a “special” session like the three that convened in July, August and October. Rather, lawmakers […]

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Four year degree important but other options in higher education exist

| November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Kari Travis, Carolina Journal, November 28, 2018. North Carolinians agree education beyond high school is important, but a traditional four-year degree isn’t the only option people consider, a new poll shows. A Nov. 28 Gallup survey commissioned by the My Future NC Commission, a working group to “set a statewide recommendation for post-secondary attainment,” […]

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