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Important notice to WRAL viewers

| May 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

This week NC SPIN will air on Saturday at 7:30 pm on WRAL in the Raleigh-Durham market. Please be sure to set your DVR, go online and watch from this website or watch live on WRAL. We will air at regular times on all other stations along the NC SPIN network.

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Enough is enough

| May 27, 2016 | 3 Comments

by Tom Campbell, Executive Producer and Moderator, NC SPIN, May 26, 2016. There are too few statesmen today, but David Gergen qualifies as one. This North Carolina native’s bona fides include service as a high-level advisor in the administrations of four presidents, as co-director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School and […]

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Confusion reigns supreme

| May 27, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Gary Pearce, Talking About Politics, May 27, 2016. Nobody who does politics knows what’s up with politics now. Republicans can’t explain why Trump is winning. Democrats can’t explain why Clinton isn’t winning. Ask candidates, consultants, commentators and the media crowd for explanations, and they all mumble, fumble and stumble. A month ago, everybody thought […]

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Legislature’s education bill fails

| May 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Editorial by Winston-Salem Journal, May 26, 2016. A bill introduced by the state legislature with claims that it will improve access to higher education has already lost at the starting gate. The sponsors, which include Sen. Joyce Krawiec of Kernersville, need to kill this bill. Senate Bill 873, the “Access to Affordable College Education Act,” […]

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Coal Ash Wednesday: To commission or not to commission

| May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Blue NC, May 25, 2016. Another battle between McCrory and the Legislature seems imminent: Senate Bill 71 gives the governor the five of the seven appointments to the Coal Ash Management Commission and creates new quorum rules to ensure that legislative members can’t work without cooperating with the governor’s appointees. “The governor’s appointments will always be […]

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Ambitious Senate teacher pay plan announced

| May 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Bob Luebke, Civitas Institute, May 25, 2016. Over the past few weeks Governor McCrory  and the House both put forth plans to address North Carolina’s teacher pay problem. Today it was the Senate’s turn. During a morning press conference Senate President, Sen. Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) laid out details of a proposal that – if it becomes […]

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Split state

| May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

by John Wynne, Politics North Carolina, May 25, 2016. The latest poll from PPP is a sight to behold: just about every statewide contest is totally tied. The race for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and State Treasurer are all within a point of each other. There’s also interesting results when it comes to HB 2. […]

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‘Bathroom bill’ battle makes us all losers

| May 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

Editorial by Fayetteville Observer, May 24, 2016. The points have been made. The cases stated. The wars declared. And as we stand back and assess the carnage from House Bill 2 – and the Charlotte city ordinance that provoked it – we can safely declare that there is no winner. Everyone is losing. And nobody’s […]

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No deal but repeal

| May 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

Editorial by Greensboro News-Record, May 25, 2016. The Charlotte City Council refuses to capitulate. There was talk of a bargain. Some council members met with state legislators, and a sketchy “compromise” emerged. If the council would vote to rescind its LGBT rights ordinance, the legislature might modify House Bill 2. No deal. The council defeated […]

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New PPP poll: HB2 has little support, most races are a toss-up

| May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Tom Jensen, Public Policy Polling, May 25, 2016. PPP’s newest North Carolina poll continues to find that HB2 is very unpopular, and voters want to see it repealed. Only 35% of voters in the state support the bill, to 44% who are opposed to it. We continue to find that there are a lot […]

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