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NC SPIN episode # 829 – Air Date 9/21/14

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Topics: No special session, The Governor’s 25 year transportation plan, Two more wrongful convictions released, Tell us something we don’t know Panelists: Dan Blue, III, Political analyst Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch John Hood, President of the John Locke Foundation Connie Wilson, former legislator Tom Campbell, Moderator

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After SPIN! 09/14/14 – “Will voter turnout be high or low and who will benefit?”

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After Spin for Episode airing 09/14/14 – Question to Chris: “The Gallup organization recently released a poll which reaffirmed that voters a very displeased with the Congress and followed it with data showing that in mid-term election years when voters are dissatisfied the turnout in November elections is higher. Do you think that will be […]

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The mentally ill are better off in jail

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by Tom Campbell, Executive Producer and Moderator, NC SPIN, September 18, 2014. If anyone you love is mentally ill God help you, because the odds of getting adequate help elsewhere are about as good as winning the lottery. I speak from experience. My brother is bi-polar. Even with better diagnostic tools, improved treatment techniques and […]

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Death wishes

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by Gary Pearce, Talking About Politics, September 18, 2014. Like many people who have more years behind them than ahead of them, I regularly read the obituaries. First I look for people or families I know. Then I look for their ages. Then I look for the signs of how they died. Many times it […]

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How long will being gay be a fireable offense?

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by Chris Fitzsimon, NC Policy Watch and NC SPIN panelist, September 18, 2014. North Carolina Congressman Robert Pittenger made headlines recently for suggesting that firing people from their jobs solely because they are gay is one of the “freedoms we enjoy” as Americans. Pittenger’s startlingly offensive remarks came as supporters of a federal employment non-discrimination […]

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Breaking the public trust

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by Patrick Gannon, Capitol Press Association, published in Greenville Daily Reflector, September 18, 2014. This column has been on the list for awhile, and the longer it waits, the more examples of government corruption show up in media reports. Each time they do, the public gets a little more cynical, losing a little more faith […]

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Protecting money

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Editorial by Greensboro News-Record, September 19, 2014. Republicans in the U.S. Senate saved the First Amendment last week. “I have to say it’s a little disconcerting to see the Democrat-led Senate focusing on things like reducing free speech protections for the American people,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said piously. Democrats were “taking an […]

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Where are the parents?

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by Bob Luebke, Civitas Review online, September 17, 2014. Appointments to the Academic Standards Review Commission (ASCR) are now complete. They are: State Board of Education Appointments Bill Cobey – Chair, North Carolina State Board of Education Olivia Oxendine – State Board of Education member,  Professor of Education UNC-Pembroke Governor McCrory Appointment Andre Peek, IBM, […]

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McCrory’s transportation plan shows new leadership

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Editorial by News and Observer, September 18, 2014. Gov. Pat McCrory’s proposal to borrow $1 billion to “kick-start” state transportation projects is notable for its potential to “kick-start” his administration. After a year and a half of being mired in divisive debates about tax cuts, low education funding, voting rights restrictions and blocked Medicaid expansion, […]

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DHHS reviews options for Medicaid expansion

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by Gary Robertson, Associated Press, published in News and Observer, September 18, 2014. North Carolina’s health secretary said Wednesday her agency is collecting information for Gov. Pat McCrory to offer him possible ways to expand Medicaid coverage to more people under the federal health care overhaul. The Republican-led General Assembly and McCrory declined to accept […]

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