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After SPIN! Video – “Why did NC abandon tradition of naming valedictorians?”

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Dennis Wicker – Wake County recently decided it would no longer recognize High School valedictorians and salutatorians but would instead would go to a system of Latin Honors. Durham County decided to do both. What do you think of abandoning the tradition of recognizing the valedictorians of graduating classes?”

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

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from the June 26th program: In this video our panelists discuss what they didn’t get to say on last weeks show.

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HB2 changes still in question as legislative session winds down

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, June 23, 2016. As lawmakers push to finish their work for the year, discussions about whether and how to modify the controversial House Bill 2 remain very much behind the scenes. “There’s clearly conversations still happening on it, but as far as what will happen, nobody really knows at this point,” House Speaker Tim […]

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NC SPIN episode # 921 – Air Date 6/26/2016

| June 24, 2016 | 1 Comment

Watch NC SPIN online!  Topics: Election Laws Back in Court, Breaking Down the NC Electorate, Building Schools in Rural Areas, and Tell Us Something We Don’t Know. Panelists: Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch John Hood, Syndicated Columnist Doug Raymond, Political Consultant, Specializing in Messaging Dennis Wicker, Former Lieutenant Governor Tom Campbell, Moderator

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After SPIN! Video – “What advice would you give the governor candidates?

| June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Rufus Edmisten – Already we see the signs predicting that the election for Governor is going to be contentious and waged over the airways. You’ve run statewide many times. If you were Governor McCrory’s campaign manager what advice would you give him in running his campaign? On the other side, if […]

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After SPIN! Video – “Are legislators dismantling public schools?”

| June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Chris Fitzsimon – You recently wrote a column saying this legislature is dismantling public schools in favor of diverting more funds to out-of-state companies and unaccountable private schools. Help us understand why you say this.”

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Subsidies leave small business growth untapped

| June 23, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Sarah Chaney, special to WRAL, June 23, 2016. Private firms receive a much smaller share of the taxpayer money designed to spur job growth in North Carolina than their larger, public counterparts, and critics say that tactic is leaving a major mechanism of growth behind. A WRAL News analysis of awards from the state’s […]

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After SPIN! Video – “Do donations to politicians affect how they vote?”

| June 22, 2016 | 3 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to John Hood – You wrote a column saying that contrary to popular belief donations to politicians doesn’t affect how they vote on issues. Tell us more about why you say this is the case.”

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After SPIN! Video – “What are your suggestions for further tax reform?”

| June 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Becki Gray – You recently published a column praising the legislature for the work they’ve done in cutting taxes, while also saying there is more work to be done. What are your suggestions for further tax reform?”

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

| June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from the June 19th program: In this video our panelists discuss what they didn’t get to say on last weeks show.

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