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After SPIN! Video – “Should public money go to private schools?”

| May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Howard Lee –The legislature seems to favor expanding opportunity scholarships, vouches for low income students to attend private schools. Have we had enough experience with them to determine how well they are working? What do you see as the pro and con on these scholarships?”

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After SPIN! Video – “Should State Legislators get pay raises?”

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Gene Arnold – For years legislators have quietly suggested that the pay for their service needs to be raised but they haven’t been willing to do so. Now there’s some suggestion that instead of raising the base pay they increase the amount of per diem expenses. What’s your opinion about this […]

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Charlotte Council yanks repeal of bathroom ordinance

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Barry Smith, Carolina Journal, May 24, 2016. On Monday afternoon the Charlotte City Council pulled discussion of a possible repeal of its nondiscrimination ordinance, which included a controversial provision allowing transgendered people to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify. The council’s agenda had included a presentation on the economic impact […]

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

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from the May 22nd program: In this video our panelists discuss what they didn’t get to say on last weeks show.

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NC SPIN episode # 916 – Air Date 5/22/2016

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Watch NC SPIN online!  Topics: The House Budget, The June 7th Primary, The Supreme Court Election, and Tell Us Something We Don’t Know. Panelists: Gene Arnold, Former Legislator Brad Crone, Political Consultant John Hood, Syndicated Columnist Howard Lee, Former Senator, Chair State Board of Education Tom Campbell, Moderator

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After SPIN! Video – “How are North Carolina students doing?”

| May 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

After SPIN! “Question to John Hood – The National Assessment for Education Progress recently released their latest Report Card of the states. In North Carolina 8th graders scored 4 points below the national average in reading and, while they matched the national average in math, the average declined five points from last year. What’s your […]

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After SPIN! Video – “Should the State Treasurer join corporate boards of directors?”

| May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Chris Fitzsimon – State Treasurer Janet Cowell, who is not seeking re-election, has come under fire because she has agreed to join two corporate boards of directors. Many are saying they might present potential conflicts of interest and the Treasurer shouldn’t risk that possibility. What do you say?”

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House passes budget on crucial vote with broad bipartisan support

| May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Barry Smith, Carolina Journal, May 18, 2016. The N.C. House on Wednesday gave its initial approval to the state’s $22.2 billion General Fund budget that includes a middle-class tax break along with a modest boost in salaries for state employees and teachers. The bill passed with a bipartisan vote of 103-12, with every Republican and 30 Democrats backing […]

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Broad economic development bill being debated

| May 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Mark Binker, WRAl, May 18, 2016. Members of the Senate and the House have filed sprawling economic development bills that are a compendium of wish-lists from the North Carolina Chamber, the McCrory administration and bills that have fallen short of passage in prior legislative sessions. Among the 14 parts of Senate Bill 826 and its […]

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After SPIN! Video -“How should teachers be compensated?”

| May 18, 2016 | 1 Comment

After SPIN! “Question to Dennis Wicker – Representative Craig Horn, who chairs the House Appropriations committee on Education said last week he would like to scrap the current teacher pay formula. You’ve been on the State Board of Education as well as a legislative leader. Should the current formula be changed? If so, how would […]

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