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Moore: “They want to see us govern”

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, November 25, 2014. Rep. Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, spent the past four years as then-Speaker Thom Tillis’ Rules Committee chairman, the affable technician who oiled the gears of legislative progress. In January, Moore expects to take full control of the machinery that runs the state House. The 74-member House Republican Caucus on […]

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After SPIN! Video – 11/23/14 – “Should garbage collection be charged by how much they throw away?”

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video – 11/23/14 – Question to Howard Lee – “The City of Charlotte is considering changing the way they charge residents for garbage collection. Instead of a flat fee for every household they are considering a pay as you throw system where residents will be charged for how much garbage they generate. As […]

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NAACP’s Barber calls Ferguson decision ‘indictment’ of justice system

| November 26, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Jim Wise, News and Observer, November 25, 2014. The non-indictment of a white policeman in the death of a black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., is itself an indictment of a biased criminal justice system, state NAACP President William Barber said Tuesday. Speaking at the association’s head office in Durham, Barber said, “the non-indictment against […]

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Charitable contributions at four-year low in NC

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Laura Leslie, WRAL, November 25, 2014. New data released two days before Thanksgiving shows that charitable giving in the Tar Heel state from July 2013 to June 2014 was at its lowest in four years with residents giving $21.4 million. That number, from the annual report of the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State’s […]

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After SPIN! Video – 11/23/14 – “What do you think of distributing sales revenue on a per-capita basis?”

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video – 11/23/14 – Question to John Hood – “Senator Bob Rucho has suggested that the upcoming session of the General Assembly might consider distributing sales tax revenues a different way. Instead of the revenues going back to the county from which the sale was made Rucho suggested distributing it on a per-capita […]

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NC likely to join legislative push on Uber, Lyft

| November 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Jonathan Drew, Charlotte Observer, November 23, 2014. North Carolina has become an attractive market for smartphone-based car services such as Uber and Lyft, which are drawn to the state’s mid-sized cities that have college students and young professionals but lack extensive mass transit. It’s also one of many states where little regulation exists outside […]

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After SPIN! Video – 11/23/14 – “What Didn’t You Get To Say?”

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video – 11/23/14 – In this video our panelists discuss what they didn’t get to say on last week’s show.

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NC rising health insurance rates demand smart strategies

| November 24, 2014 | 3 Comments

by Ann Doss Helms, Charlotte Observer, November 21, 2014. People renewing health insurance bought on the Affordable Care Act exchange are seeing higher rate increases in Charlotte and North Carolina than most places across the country, a flurry of national analyses show. For instance, a  Kaiser Family Foundation look at the largest city in each state found […]

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NC Jobless rate drops to 6.3 percent in October

| November 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

by John Murawski, News and Observer, November 23, 2014. North Carolina’s jobless rate dropped to 6.3 percent in October, putting it at nearly its lowest level since the recession ravaged the state six years ago. October’s jobless rate is down from 6.7 percent in September and down from 7.5 percent a year ago. That put […]

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Tim Moore is state Republican nominee for Speaker

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Lynn Bonner, News and Observer, November 22, 2014. N.C. House Republicans on Saturday selected Rep. Tim Moore as their nominee for House speaker, one of the most powerful political positions in state government. The Republican caucus selected Moore, a 44-year-old lawyer from Kings Mountain in Cleveland County, from a field of six hopefuls. He […]

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