Archive for January, 2019

Stuck in the middle

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Tom Campbell, Executive Producer and Moderator of NC SPIN, January 31, 2019. Candidates are lining up to run in 2020 and we’ve heard those running on a more liberal or “progressive” platform, as well as those espousing a more conservative agenda. There’s one big segment of our population being left out. I’m talking about […]

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Columns can change political views

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

by John Hood, Syndicated columnist and NC SPIN panelist, January 30, 2019. I have written a syndicated column on politics and public policy for North Carolina newspapers since 1986. Have I influenced how readers think about the issues I discuss? I certainly hope so, at least to some extent. But there are plenty of smart […]

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Cooper’s choices

| January 31, 2019 | 1 Comment

by Tom Campbell, Executive Producer and Moderator of NC SPIN, January 31, 2019. WARNING: The following column is pretty wonkish. NC Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin surprised everyone by announcing he was stepping down at the end of February to become the Dean of Regent University’s School of Law. Many ITB (inside the beltline) […]

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Cooper administration takes a welcome stand on Medicaid expansion

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Rob Schofield, NC Policy Watch and NC SPIN panelist, January 31, 2019. There was another strong and promising statement from the Cooper administration yesterday on the vital importance of enacting Medicaid expansion legislation ASAP. as Lynn Bonner of Raleigh’s News & Observer reports: Asked at a forum Wednesday night when the legislative session would end, […]

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Bob Orr postulates on compensating college athletes

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation, January 24, 2019. Former N.C. Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr doesn’t want to touch the hot topic of paying college student-athletes. But Orr supports one change that could help star players make money from their skills before they turn pro. The jurist relies on one of the most important […]

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Senate proposes pay-as-you-go school construction plan instead of bonds

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by Dan Way, Carolina Journal, January 31, 2019. A Senate plan to pump $2.03 billion of tax revenue into K-12 public school construction would both outspend a competing House plan and do so with cash rather than debt, Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown, R-Onslow, said Wednesday. Brown, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said Senate […]

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After SPIN! Video – “What Didn’t You Get To Say? Becki Gray discusses how the state’s Rainy Day Fund helped with hurricane recovery.”

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from the January 25th program: In this video Becki Gray discusses how the state’s Rainy Day Fund helped with hurricane recovery.

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The intersection of policy and politics

| January 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Brad Crone, Communications consultant and NC SPIN panelist, January 30, 2019. With North Carolina’s State Legislature in full swing, people who pay attention to the workings of the General Assembly are closely watching the recent news from the Division of Motor Vehicles and their plans to move from Raleigh to Rocky Mount. The news […]

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Isn’t it about time to compromise on Silent Sam?

| January 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Joe Mavretic, former House Speaker and NC SPIN panelist, January 30, 2019. As I understand this mess, some want a statue (Confederate Memorial/Soldiers Monument/”Silent Sam”) at McCorkle Place on the UNC-CH campus to go away, some want it to stay. Most could care less except for the press and a few whose sensibilities have […]

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State budget battle is looming

| January 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

by John Hood, Syndicated columnist and NC SPIN panelist, January 28, 2019. The single most important issue during every legislative session is the approval or revision of North Carolina’s state budget. For the 2019-20 session about to get underway, the political implications of the budget debate are going to be nearly as important as the […]

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