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Massive SAS building, more jobs reflect Goodnight’s loyalty to home state

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Rick Smith, WRAL TechWire, October 21, 2014. Jim Goodnight runs the world’s largest privately held software company with more than $3 billion in revenues and operations from China to Latin America. Yet the billionaire founder of SAS continues to invest in jobs and in facilities at the company’s Cary headquarters. On Tuesday, he unveiled […]

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Tillis: NC should consider expanding Medicaid

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Craig Jarvis, News and Observer, October 21, 2014. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis covered familiar ground in an appearance on a cable TV news show carried live Tuesday night: calling for fewer regulations and more security on immigration, terrorism and health issues. He did offer more specifics on abortion, saying states should have […]

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After SPIN! 10/19/14 – “What is the justification for giving newer teachers bigger raises?”

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video – 10/19/14 – Question to Chris Fitzsimon: “Former Governor Jim Hunt spoke to a Mecklenburg County education meeting recently noting that the number of teachers leaving the profession in the past four years has more than doubled. He talked about the 7 percent average pay raise given teachers but said that veteran […]

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After SPIN! Video – 10/19/14 – “What Didn’t You Get To Say?”

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

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

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Review commission says Common Core too hard for some students

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

by T. Keung Hui, News and Observer, October 20, 2014. Members of a state commission working to replace Common Core argued Monday that the academic standards are too hard for some students. Some commission members said that the Common Core standards, designed to increase academic rigor, require children to cover material that they should study […]

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NC cities starting to feel the loss of privilege tax

| October 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Benjamin Brown, The Insider, published in News and Observer, October 17, 2014. When the legislature voted last session to take away municipalities’ ability to charge a privilege license tax starting in July 2015, city leaders across the state warned about loss of revenue. What wasn’t obvious was how soon those losses would be felt. […]

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Tillis-Hagan showdown could be nation’s most expensive Senate race ever

| October 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Jim Morrill, News and Observer, October 18, 2014. From the Koch brothers and Art Pope to George Soros and Michael Bloomberg, wealthy donors are making North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race one of America’s first $100 million contests. Outside groups continue to flood the state with ads and accusations, forcing Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan […]

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DENR: Nothing improper in way Chip Hagan’s stimulus grant was handled

| October 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Craig Jarvis, News and Observer, October 17, 2014. U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan is taking heat over money that her husband’s company received as part of the federal economic stimulus grant in 2010. Thom Tillis, Hagan’s Republican challenger in the U.S. Senate race, and his supporters on Friday launched television ads raising concerns about stimulus […]

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Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

| October 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Sam Hananel, Associated Press, posted on WRAL.com, October 17, 2014 The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election. A majority of the justices rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit the state from requiring voters to […]

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NC SPIN episode #833 – Air date 10/19/14

| October 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

Topics: Supreme Court takes 5 cases from Court of Appeals, school Funding issues, Medicaid reform and expansion and #TellUsSomethingWeDon’tKnow. Panelists: Rufus Edmisten, Former Secretary of State, Former Attorney General, Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch, Becki Gray, Columnist, Carolina Journal, John Hood, President of the John Locke Foundation, and Tom Campbell, Moderator.

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