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NC SPIN episode # 838 – Air Date 11/23/14

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Topics: Separation of powers, Medicaid expansion, Reorganizing Democrats, Tell us something we don’t know! Panelists: Chris Fitzsimon, NC Policy Watch John Hood, John Locke Foundation Howard Lee, Former State Senator Connie Wilson, Former Legislator Tom Campbell, Moderator

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Obama moves ahead on immigration overhaul

| November 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Kevin Hall and Lesley Clark, McClatchy Washington Bureau,  published in News and Observer, November 21, 2014. President Barack Obama moved Thursday to halt deportations for nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants, defying congressional Republicans who called his unilateral action an affront to the constitutional separation of powers. Obama’s actions reversed his own statements that he […]

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House Speaker to be nominated Saturday

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, November 20, 2014. The race to become one of the most influential players in North Carolina government comes down to the choice of 74 House Republicans in a closed-door meeting this Saturday in Randolph County. Six lawmakers are vying to replace Thom Tillis as House speaker. The post controls the flow […]

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After SPIN! Video – 11/16/14 – “Can we expect a special session of the Legislature to be called?”

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video – 11/16/14 – Question to Chris Fitzsimon – “The legislature is set to convene for the 2015 session on January 14th but Governor Pat McCrory is hinting he may call a special session for a vote on economic development incentives. You have to believe this must be a pretty big fish with […]

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Forbes: Wilmington, Raleigh, Asheville, Durham-CH are ‘smart’ cities

| November 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

by WRAL Techwire, November 21, 2014. North Carolina has plenty of “smarts” outside of Raleigh – and the Triangle. The new Forbes’ “America’s Smartest Cities” report ranks Raleigh ranks No. 7 among the 51 largest cities with a 78.7 percent increase in growth of “college educated” residents since 2000. But Wilmington actually scores better nationally […]

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John Hood to become president of John William Pope Foundation

| November 20, 2014 | 2 Comments

Press release from John William Pope Foundation, November 20, 2014. Longtime think tank leader and political commentator John Hood has been named president of the John William Pope Foundation, the Raleigh-based grant making foundation reported today. The John William Pope Foundation Board of Directors elected Hood as president of the Pope Foundation effective January 5, […]

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SPIN This Week – November 23

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tune into NC SPIN this week as we discuss the separation of powers, Medicaid expansion, reorganizing Democrats, and #TellUsSomethingWeDon’tKnow.   Joining moderator Tom Campbell this week are Chris Fitzsimon, NC Policy Watch, John Hood, John Locke Foundation, Howard Lee, Former State Senator, and Connie Wilson, Former Legislator. Air Times  

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After SPIN! Video – 11/16/14 – “Will we hear more about Gov. McCrory’s relationship with the State Senate?”

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video – 11/16/14 – Question to Rufus Edmisten – “In a post-election interview Governor Pat McCrory acknowledged there was room for improvement in his relations in the legislature, especially in the Senate. What impact will the November election have on those relations? McCrory has been concerned about the Separation of Powers between the […]

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After SPIN! Video – 11/16/14 – “Why did DENR reject Duke Energy’s coal ash clean up plans?”

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video – 11/16/14 – Question to John Hood – “The legislature passed laws requiring Duke Energy to clean up coal ash pits. In September the company submitted plans to comply but the Department of Environment and Natural resources rejected their plan and gave them 30 days to resubmit a plan. Why? What about […]

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Prospects to expand Medicaid in 2015 dim for NC

| November 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Lynn Bonner, News and Observer, November 18, 2014. Any plan Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration presents for expanding Medicaid would have a tough time getting through the state legislature. A key House member said Tuesday it would probably be premature to consider expanding Medicaid next year with the future of the federal health care law […]

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