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NC SPIN episode # 870 – Air Date 7/5/15

| July 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Watch this week’s NC SPIN as panelists discuss Education Spending, The 2016 Elections, Campaign Finance Problems and Tell Us Something We Don’t Know. Panelists: Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch John Hood, Syndicated Columnist Howard Lee, former Senator, Chair State Board of Ed Doug Raymond, Political Consultant Tom Campbell, Moderator

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After SPIN! Video – “What was the impact of three past higher education leaders?”

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Howard Lee – We lost three respected leaders in higher education this past week in former UNC Chancellor William Aycock, former UNC administrator Elson Floyd and former NC State Chancellor Bruce Poulton. You were Mayor of Chapel Hill during Aycock’s leadership when he faced the integration of UNC and the Speaker […]

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After SPIN! Video – “Should we take the death penalty decision away from prosecutors?”

| July 2, 2015 | 1 Comment

After SPIN! “Question to Chris Fitzsimon – The Center for Death Penalty Litigation says that in 56 cases they studied prosecutors used the death penalty as a threat to coerce confessions from defendants and that it is most often used when the evidence is the weakest. Some are suggesting we either eliminate the death penalty […]

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After SPIN! Video – “What’s going on with the lottery money?”

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Doug Raymond – For years Republicans have been vocally opposed to the state lottery. The Senate actually wants to increase advertising from 1 to 1.5 percent of revenues and also allow electronic games. The goal is to increase revenues but the Senate wants to give more money to non-intstruction education personnel, […]

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Justices hear balance of powers arguments

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Associated Press, published in Winston-Salem Journal, June 30, 2015. Attorneys for North Carolina’s current and past governors and legislative leaders offered the state Supreme Court Tuesday very different readings of the legislature’s powers and limits in making appointments to boards and commissions. Following oral arguments that could change the balance of power between the […]

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Federal trial next month won’t address voter ID

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Associated Press, published in Winston-Salem Journal, June 30, 2015. A federal trial in Winston-Salem next month on several provisions of North Carolina’s 2013 elections law won’t consider challenges to the state’s upcoming voter identification requirement in light of recent changes to the mandate, a judge has ruled. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder decided […]

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After SPIN! Video – “What is the value of Driver’s Ed?”

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to John Hood – The legislature seems intent on doing away with or at least drastically changing drivers’ education. As the father of teenagers what’s your perspective on the value of Driver’s ed and how, if anything, it might need to be changed?”

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House, Senate agree on 45 day continuing resolution

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Laura Leslie, WRAL, June 29, 2015. House and Senate leaders have agreed to a continuing budget resolution that gives the chambers until Aug. 14 to reach a budget compromise. The House voted 107 to 1 to approve the measure Monday tonight, with the Senate to follow at 9:30 A.M. Tuesday. The budget deadline is […]

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House rejects bill to redistrict Greensboro-Trinity boards

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Margaret Moffett, Greensboro News-Record, June 29, 2015. The N.C. House refused Monday night to make sweeping changes to Greensboro’s City Council without a voter referendum. Members voted 73-35 to reject House Bill 263, a move that sends it to a House-Senate committee for more work. But Mayor Nancy Vaughan said the victory could turn […]

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After SPIN! Video – 6/28/15 – “What Didn’t You Get To Say?”

| June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

In this After SPIN! Video, moderator Tom Campbell asks the panelist from our June 28th program, “What didn’t get to say?”

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