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This week on NC SPIN

| February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Be sure to watch this week’s NC SPIN. Our balanced debate begins with Governor Cooper’s appointment of a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to replace Mark Martin, who is resigning at the month. We speculate as to who the Governor might appoint to fill the vacancy of the high court. Next we debate the […]

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Motoring with DMV

| February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Tom Campbell, producer and moderator of NC SPIN, February 14, 2019. The proposed DMV move brings to mind one of the old Three Stooges comedies, the one where one of the zany trio says, “I’ve cut this board three times and it’s still too short.” Our state continues to take cuts at property decisions […]

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Forums will reconnect North Carollinians

| February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

by John Hood, Syndicated columnist and NC SPIN panelist, February 13, 2019. I was born in Charlotte. But I grew up in rural Mecklenburg County. There used to be such a place — and, indeed, quite a few such places still exist in our increasingly urbanized state. My family lived on 40 acres, mostly forest […]

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Can we fix Social Security?

| February 14, 2019 | 1 Comment

by Dr. Michael Walden, NCSU Professor of Economics, February 14, 2019. My wife is not an economist, but she does sometimes ask me about economic issues. One of her most frequent questions is about Social Security.  Although she is retired and eligible to receive Social Security benefits, on my advice she has delayed until her monthly […]

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8 bills worth following in the 2019 session

| February 14, 2019 | 1 Comment

by Andrew Dunn, Longleaf Politics, February 9, 2019. For the next month, it’s open season for new bills in the North Carolina General Assembly. We keep an eye on all of them, but we all know that some bills are more important than others. Here are the ones worth watching in 2019. Longleaf Politics will […]

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Elon poll: Slim majority support ending ABC monopoly on liquor sales

| February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Jason Husser, Elon University Poll, February 12, 2019. A recent Elon University Poll has found that a majority of North Carolinians support changing how the state regulates retail liquor sales, with 52 percent in favor of the state closing ABC stores and allowing private businesses to sell liquor. The poll, conducted in collaboration with […]

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Who gets counted in the 2020 census?

| February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Rebecca Tippett, Carolina Demography Center, February 8, 2019. Counting all residents is a complex undertaking. Who is counted? And how does the Census Bureau capture unique populations, such as the homeless or military personnel? These questions, and more, were asked last week at “Making NC Count,” the first statewide convening by the NC Counts […]

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Emerging Issues Forum discusses reconnecting North Carolina

| February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Dr. Sarah Glova, RioT, published in WRAL TechWire, February 12, 2019. Leaders from across North Carolina joined the ReCONNECT NC forum on Monday in Raleigh. The forum was presented by NC State University’s Institute for Emerging Issues, with the theme “ReCONNECT Rural & Urban.” The event’s afternoon sessions highlighted community initiatives across North Carolina […]

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North Carolina teachers: How frustrated are they?

| February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Bob Luebke, Civitas Institute, February 11, 2019. Teachers are a frustrated lot. So, we’re constantly told by vocal leaders of organizations like the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) and Red4EdNC, who tell us they represent the interests of teachers. North Carolinians clearly saw that frustration at a rally in Raleigh last May. Some […]

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A national emergency declaration to build a wall would set precedent

| February 14, 2019 | 1 Comment

by Brad Crone, Communications consultant and NC SPIN panelist,  February 11, 2019. Gun control advocates are hoping and praying the President will declare a national emergency to get funding for the Mexican wall.  The folks who are pushing for tighter restrictions on hand-guns and gun access believe that a national emergency declaration by the President […]

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