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NC SPIN episode # 822 – Air Date 8/3/14

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
NC SPIN episode # 822 – Air Date 8/3/14

Topics: Budget Deal, Medicaid Reform, Electricities Selling Out, and #TellUsSomethingWeDontKnow! Panelists: Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch John Hood, President, The John Locke Foundation Joe Mavretic, Former House Speaker Peg O’Connell, Political Consultant Tom Campbell, Moderator

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“Family Physicians” – Dr. Conrad Flick

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
“Family Physicians” – Dr. Conrad Flick

This NC SPIN Perspectives interview is with Dr. Conrad Flick, Family Physician in Private Practice. In this video Dr. Flick speaks to the future of Family medicine, benefits of whole care system, and the reimbursement rate.

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After SPIN! 07/27/14 – “Capped Sales Taxes And Governance Interference?”

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
After SPIN! 07/27/14 – “Capped Sales Taxes And Governance Interference?”

Published on Jul 27, 2014 NC SPIN’s After Spin Video Segment with Becki Gray – Questioning if the Senate decision to cap local government’s sales taxes is another example of legislators interfering with local government?

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Sometimes the best option is to cut your losses and move on

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Sometimes the best option is to cut your losses and move on

by Tom Campbell, Executive Producer and Moderator, NC SPIN, July 31, 2014. If you’ve ever made a bad deal you understand how people in the 51 North Carolina public power communities feel. In the 1970’s, fuel prices were rising faster than July temperatures and OPEC was threatening to cut off fuel supplies. These communities joined […]

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BOMs away

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
BOMs away

by Gary Pearce, Talking About Politics, July 29, 2014. Democrats and progressives routinely decry Big Outside Money (BOM). Maybe they should recalculate. BOM has fundamentally reshaped the U.S. Senate race – in favor of Senator Hagan and against Speaker Tillis.   A flood of ads sponsored by pro-Hagan groups like the Senate Majority PAC have […]

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Teacher pay raises not good to NCAE

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Teacher pay raises not good to NCAE

by Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation, July 31, 2014. Are teachers receiving a pay increase? Yes, and it is big.  On average, teachers will receive a 7 percent increase.  Teachers in their first 11 years in the classroom will receive the largest raises, ranging from 7.1 to 18.5 percent. Will the teacher salary schedule change? […]

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NC Budget pays for teacher raises from reserves, lottery, cuts to programs

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NC Budget pays for teacher raises from reserves, lottery, cuts to programs

by Craig Jarvis, Charlotte Observer, August 1, 2014. The driving force behind the Republican-written $21.25 billion budget the Senate approved around 12:30 a.m. Friday was to substantially increase teacher pay by moving money around in whatever creative ways were necessary to make that happen. The price tag on that 7 percent average raise is $282 million. It […]

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Senate approves $21.1 billion budget deal

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Senate approves $21.1 billion budget deal

by Laura Leslie, WRAL, July 31. 2014. The state Senate gave final approval early Friday to a $21.1 billion compromise spending plan for the year, despite complaints from teachers and Democrats that legislative leaders’ claims about pay raises are inflated. Senators voted 33-10 in favor of the budget without any debate, following a 32-13 preliminary […]

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Fall weather hard to forecast

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Fall weather hard to forecast

by John Hood, John Locke Foundaton and NC SPIN panelist, August 1, 2014. As North Carolina’s legislative session draws to a close and we enter the last quarter of the 2014 campaign season, Democrats are hoping it will be a rerun of 1998. Republicans are hoping that it will be a rerun of 2010. Bu […]

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SPIN This Week – August 3

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
SPIN This Week – August 3

Tune into NC SPIN this week as we discuss Budget Deal, Medicaid Reform, Electricities Selling out and Tell us something we don’t know. Joining moderator Tom Campbell this week are Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch, John Hood, President, The John Locke Foundation, Joe Mavretic, Former House Speaker and Peg O’Connell, Political Consultant. Air […]

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