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After SPIN! Video – “What Didn’t You Get To Say? After SPIN! John Hood discusses the importance of the State Attorney General election for 2020 and some other races.”

| March 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from the March 22nd program: In this video John Hood discusses the importance of the State Attorney General election for 2020 and some other races.

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After SPIN! Video – “Should NC have another casino?”

| March 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Deborah Ross and Andrew Dunn – South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham has introduced legislation that would set aside land along I-85 in Cleveland County the Catawba Indian Tribe. The ultimate use would be for a gambling casino on tribal lands. The Cherokee tribe strongly opposed the bill, saying it was a […]

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NC SPIN episode #1062 Air Date 03/22/19

| March 22, 2019 | 1 Comment

Topics: ECU’s Staton is out, but was he fired or did he resign? Races and faces in the 2020 election Association health plans Tell us something we don’t know Panelists: Deborah Ross, Legislator, and candidate for Senate John Hood, Syndicated columnist, and author Chris Fitzsimon, The Newsroom Andrew Dunn, Publisher Longleaf Politics Tom Campbell, Producer […]

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This week on NC SPIN

| March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

It might be the beginning of spring but there’s still blustery weather, especially in politics. This week’s NC SPIN talks about the firing of ECU’s chancellor and whether or not the UNC Board of Governors is acting responsibly. We also take an early look at the 2020 elections and we ask the panel to tell […]

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We just want to fight with each other

| March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Tom Campbell, Producer and Moderator of NC SPIN, March 21, 2019 Nancy McFarlane is my mayor. She has led Raleigh through explosive growth, including a new train station, the purchase of Dix Park, promotion of Raleigh as an arts scene and tourist destination and recognition on many “best of” lists. Why is she stepping […]

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Special elections won’t be 2018 rerun

| March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

by John Hood, Syndicated columnist and NC SPIN panelist, March 20, 2019. Democrats made substantial gains in the 2018 elections, both in the U.S. House and in state offices. They did so primarily by running against the incumbent president, as is usually true for midterm cycles when the president’s approval ratings are underwater. As North […]

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Getting real about the minimum wage

| March 21, 2019 | 1 Comment

by Rob Schofield, NC Policy Watch and NC SPIN panelist, March 19, 2019 A new and promising push to raise North Carolina’s minimum wage gets underway today. Lawmakers and advocates will convene a press conference at the General Assembly this morning to announce the introduction of House Bill 366 – a proposal to raise the […]

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After SPIN! Video – “What Didn’t You Get To Say? John Hood discusses what the issues will be in the new NC 9th District election.”

| March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from the March 15th program: In this video John Hood discusses what the issues will be in the new NC 9th District election.

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The war on educational freedom

| March 21, 2019 | 1 Comment

by Bob Luebke, Civitas Institute, March 20, 2019. North Carolinians like their charter schools. A January 2019 Civitas Poll  found that 76 percent of respondents “somewhat” or “strongly” supported charter schools.  Only 16 percent of respondents opposed charters. Since 2008 enrollment in charter schools has increased 252 percent. Since lifting the cap, the number of […]

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Sex gap in NC postsecondary education

| March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Rebecca Tippett, Carolina Demography, March 19, 2019. Nationally, 46% of women aged 25-64 reported having an associate degree or higher in 2017 compared to 39% of men, a gap of seven percentage points. In North Carolina, this gap was even larger: 48% of women had an associate degree or higher compared to 38% of […]

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