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NCAA again cites UNC athletics

| May 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Jodi Leese Glusko, WRAL, May 22, 2015. For the second time in five years, the NCAA on Friday delivered a Notice of Allegations to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The notice is expected to outline NCAA findings about so-called “paper classes” at the school. WRAL News has requested a copy of […]

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NC SPIN episode # 864 – Air Date 5/24/15

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tune into NC SPIN this week as we discuss The House Budget, More Budget Specifics, Medicaid Reform and #TellUsSomethingWeDontKnow Joining moderator Tom Campbell this week are: Brad Crone, Political Consultant, Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch, John Hood, President, The John Locke Foundation and Connie Wilson, Former Legislator

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House passes $22.1 billion budget with 93-21 bipartisan vote

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Colin Campbell, The Charlotte Observer, May 21, 2015. The N.C. House took a final 93-23 vote early Friday morning in favor of Republican leaders’ $21 billion state spending plan, over objections from a handful of Republicans and Democrats. The vote – which sends the budget proposal to the Senate for its consideration – came […]

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After SPIN! Video – “Why the switch in dates for the $3 Billion Bond vote?”

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! – “Question to Chris Fitzsimon – House Speaker Tim Moore says that the $3 billion bond vote that Governor McCrory wants to hold this fall is becoming more and more problematic. Speaker Moore says it would be more appropriate during the November 2016 presidential primary. Is that what we can expect, what are […]

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After SPIN! Video – “Does our state have a clear-cut policy for economic development?”

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN – “Question to John Hood – A group calling themselves Mainstreet or moderate Democrats has lashed out at the legislature for not passing economic incentives, saying the legislature is hurting North Carolina’s competitiveness in attracting new industry. They say our state has limited tools and no clear-cut policy for economic development. Comment on […]

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After SPIN! Video – “What is it going to take to get Democrats elected?”

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! – “Question to Dan Blue – Since taking over as Chair of the state Democratic Party Patsy Keever has hired Kimberly Reynolds to be Executive Direction and Doug Wilson as assistant ED. As chair of the Wake Democratic Party what is it going to take for this new team to help elect Democrats?”

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After SPIN! Video – “Why don’t we build a more permanent solution for Highway 12?”

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Doug Raymond – Once again a Northeaster has washed away NC Highway 12, prompting more to question why we keep patching this road rather than providing a more permanent fix, like an elevated road along more vulnerable spots. As someone who lives in this section of our state – is it […]

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House to vote on budget today

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, May 21, 2015.  Good morning and welcome to Today @NCCapitol for Thursday, May 21. Here’s what’s going on at the General Assembly and around state government. HOUSE: Members of the state House will debate their $22.1 billion state budget package after briefly considering pushing forward with the measure Wednesday. During a 3 […]

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Debate intensifies over role of charity care in CON discussion

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Dan Way, Carolina Journal Online, May 21, 2015. North Carolina hospitals argue that dismantling regulations in the state’s certificate of need laws would impair their ability to treat indigent patients. A research scholar at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center says empirical studies conclude such dire warnings are little more than a scare tactic. “In […]

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Judge halts fracking permits

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

by WBTV-TV, May 20, 2015. A judge has ordered North Carolina not to issue any fracking permits until the state Supreme Court rules on a legal question about how state panels are formed. Wake County Superior Court Judge Donald W. Stephens’ decision earlier this month delays the proceedings in a case by environmental groups that […]

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