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NC SPIN episode # 930 – Air Date 8/28/2016

| August 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Watch NC SPIN online!  Topics: Federal Judge Blocks Justice Department Ruling, Legislature Loses in Court…again, 2016 Elections get Hotter and Tell Us Something We Don’t Know. Panelists: Brad Crone, Political Consultant Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch John Hood, Syndicated Columnist Bob Orr, Former Supreme Court Justice Tom Campbell, Moderator

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Special NC SPIN with 4-H panel

| August 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

If you want to know how our Millennial generation thinks be sure to watch this week’s edition of NC SPIN as we feature a panel of 4-H students in North Carolina. These young people will surprise and impress you with their insights. They are: Callie Steger from Sanford, in Lee County; Kerry Aguilera-Pineda from Harmony, in Yadkin […]

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NC SPIN episode # 929 – Air Date 8/21/2016

| August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Watch NC SPIN online!  Welcome to this special edition of NC SPIN. We are delighted to have a special partnership with 4-H in North Carolina and are always pleased to have a panel of these outstanding 4-H members to let us know the issues in which they are most they are interested. Let us introduce […]

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State pension fund underfunded, losing money

| August 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Dan Way, Carolina Journal, August 17, 2016. North Carolina’s public employees retirement system is underfunded, bled more than $2 billion in red ink in the most recent 12-month period reported, and is outperformed by most other states, data show. Republican state treasurer candidate Dale Folwell, a certified public accountant, said that if he is […]

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Despite decades in office Cooper, leaves faint email trail

| August 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Tyler Dukes, WRAL.com, August 14, 2016. For several years at the end of April, an email fired off from the account of Attorney General Roy Cooper to every one of his more than 800 workers in the North Carolina Department of Justice. It’s an email not atypical of a state agency boss praising his […]

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McCrory continues criticism of coal ash scientist contamination warnings

| August 12, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Mark Binker, Tyler Dukes, Gilbert Baez, Julia Sim, WRAL, August 11, 2016. Gov. Pat McCrory for the first time Thursday personally addressed allegations by two state scientists who have said administration officials provided a “false narrative” to the public over how top administrators oversaw the development and then reversed warnings regarding well water potentially […]

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Racially tainted legislative districts must be redrawn

| August 12, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Mark Binker, WRAL, August 11, 2016. Lawmakers unconstitutionally used race when they drew legislative boundaries for state House and state Senate members in 2011, a panel of three federal district court judges ruled Thursday afternoon.  The ruling is the latest federal ruling tossing out district lines drawn by North Carolina lawmakers, and it appears to mirror […]

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NC SPIN episode # 928 – Air Date 8/14/2016

| August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Welcome to this special edition of NC SPIN. In just 13 weeks we will hold a historic election, voting for President as well as a U.S. Senate, Congressional seats, our Governor, Judges, Council of State and legislators. On this week’s show we want to preview for you the candidates, the issues and how things look […]

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NC SPIN episode # 927 – Air Date 8/7/2016

| August 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Welcome to a special edition of NC SPIN.  We are excited to welcome to our show the two candidates who are running for State Treasurer so that you might get to know them, their positions and how each would serve if elected. Panelists: Dan Blue, III, Democratic Candidate for State Treasurer Dale Folwell, Republican Candidate […]

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Pence stumps for Trump in Raleigh

| August 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Matt Caulder, Capitol Connection, August 4, 2016. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence stumped for his running mate, Republican nominee Donald Trump, at a town hall meeting in Raleigh Thursday – extolling his team’s plan to repeal Obamacare, cut taxes and pay down the growing national debt. Pence told a crowd of about 300 that, when […]

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