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Appeals court releases voucher money for hundreds of NC Students

| September 20, 2014 | 2 Comments

by Matthew Burns, WRAL, September 19, 2014. The state Court of Appeals on Friday released taxpayer money to hundreds of North Carolina families who had been awarded vouchers to send their children to private or religious schools. Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood last month declared the Opportunity Scholarship program unconstitutional and ordered a halt to […]

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DA to dismiss all but 50 Moral Monday cases

| September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Anne Blythe, News and Observer, September 19, 2014. The Wake County district attorney announced Friday that he would dismiss all but about 50 cases against protesters arrested at the N.C. Legislative Building in 2013. District Attorney Ned Mangum announced his decision four days after the first case to reach Wake County Superior Court was […]

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NC SPIN episode # 829 – Air Date 9/21/14

| September 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

Topics: No special session, The Governor’s 25 year transportation plan, Two more wrongful convictions released, Tell us something we don’t know Panelists: Dan Blue, III, Political analyst Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch John Hood, President of the John Locke Foundation Connie Wilson, former legislator Tom Campbell, Moderator

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After SPIN! 09/14/14 – “Will voter turnout be high or low and who will benefit?”

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

After Spin for Episode airing 09/14/14 – Question to Chris: “The Gallup organization recently released a poll which reaffirmed that voters a very displeased with the Congress and followed it with data showing that in mid-term election years when voters are dissatisfied the turnout in November elections is higher. Do you think that will be […]

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DHHS reviews options for Medicaid expansion

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Gary Robertson, Associated Press, published in News and Observer, September 18, 2014. North Carolina’s health secretary said Wednesday her agency is collecting information for Gov. Pat McCrory to offer him possible ways to expand Medicaid coverage to more people under the federal health care overhaul. The Republican-led General Assembly and McCrory declined to accept […]

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After SPIN! 09/14/14 – “What can be done to help rural North Carolina?”

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

After Spin for episode airing 09/14/14 – Question to John: The changeover to a private economic development effort is causing great concern in rural North Carolina, the areas with the highest unemployment, poverty and declining population. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker says the new model may be even better than the old regional partnerships. Do you […]

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McCrory wants to borrow $1 billion for rural transportation projects

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Bruce Siceloff, News and Observer, September 17, 2014. Gov. Pat McCrory said Wednesday he wants the state to borrow more than $1 billion to “kick-start” a raft of mostly rural transportation projects. “Our small towns are still struggling,” McCrory told an audience in Greenville. “And our major emphasis in economic development is going to be […]

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SPIN This Week – September 21

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tune into NC SPIN this week as we discuss  No special session, The Governor’s 25 year transportation plan, Two more wrongful convictions released and Tell us something we don’t know.  Joining moderator Tom Campbell this week are Dan Blue, III, Political analyst, Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch, John Hood, President of the John […]

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After SPIN! 09/14/14 – “Art Pope UNC System Funding comments”

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

After Spin for 09/14/14 – Question to Howard Lee: The UNC Board of Governors recently held a retreat and outgoing budget director Art Pope reported that the system is in a healthy financial position, with $2.6 billion in state funding, ranking fifth highest in the nation and first among he top 10 most populous states. […]

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After SPIN! 09/14/14 – “What can be done to improve trust in police?”

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

After Spin for Episode airing 09/14/14 – Question to Becki: The Ferguson, Missouri shooting has opened many questions regarding local law enforcement. Many are suggesting officers be equipped with personal cameras at all times so there will be a legal record of their actions. At the heart of these discussions is the lack of trust […]

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