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SPIN This Week – October 26

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tune into NC SPIN this week as we discuss paper classes and arranged grades, the 10 million dollar election, charter school transparency, and tell us something we don’t know. Joining moderator Tom Campbell this week are Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch, John Hood, President of the John Locke Foundation, Joe Mavretic, Former House […]

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After SPIN! 10/19/14 – “What do you think of state money spent on outside law firms?”

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video – 10/19/14 – Question to Rufus Edmisten: “The Associated Press reported that the state has run up legal bills from outside law firms amounting to several million dollars. Some was spent by the Attorney General to help defend the redistricting lawsuits but a large amount was spent by the legislature because Attorney […]

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State Attorney: NAACP may try to disrupt elections

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Barry Smith, Carolina Journal, October 23, 2014. As early voting opens for the 2014 general election, an attorney representing the state in the lawsuit fighting state election law reforms is seeking further information regarding statements made earlier this month by the Rev. William Barber at the state NAACP convention. The statements, according to a […]

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13% increase in Blue Cross ACA rates

| October 23, 2014 | 2 Comments

by John Murawski, News and Observer, October 22, 2014. Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the state’s biggest health insurer, said Wednesday that rates under the Affordable Care Act next year will increase by 13.5 percent on average, providing the first glimpse of how insurance coverage will play out next year under the federal health care […]

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After SPIN! 10/19/14 – “Were NC’s 2013 SAT Scores good news or bad news?”

| October 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

After SPIN! Video – 10/19/14 – Question to John Hood: “North Carolina’s 2013 SAT scores were released recently and the state average for the 64 percent of students who took the test was 1,468, three points below the national average. We were above average in reading but behind in math and writing. Is this a […]

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After SPIN! 10/19/14 – “Does a lack of transparency trouble you?”

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video – 10/19/14 – Question to Becki Gray: “The new public-private economic development partnership opened for business the first week in October. When proposed we were told it would help our state respond faster and be more flexible in helping create jobs. We were also promised it would be very transparent, but now […]

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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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