RSSCategory: SPIN Blog

After SPIN! Video – “Why did the date change for NC’s Presidential Primary?”

| July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Chris Fitzsimon – Last year the legislature passed a bill that would hold our presidential primary in February in order to be a player in the selection of presidential nominees? After the national Republican Party threatened to cut the size of North Carolina’s delegation if we didn’t change the date there […]

Continue Reading

DOT Secretary Tata resigns

| July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

by WTVD11, July 28, 2015. Governor Pat McCrory says Tony Tata has resigned as Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation “to focus on personal and family matters in addition to pursuing his passion as an author.” “Tony Tata has been a valuable partner in our efforts to reform and modernize North Carolina’s transportation […]

Continue Reading

Sorting out the impact of proposed teacher aide cuts

| July 28, 2015 | 2 Comments

by Tyler Dukes, WRAL, July 27, 2015. Among the many points of contention between the state House’s and Senate’s competing budget proposals is a Senate plan that would cut millions from what the state doles out to school systems for teacher assistants. Although the House version funds teacher assistants at the same rate as 2014-15, […]

Continue Reading

Warning signs for group homes emerge amid budget stalemate

| July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, July 27, 2015. Eric likes sports, especially basketball. He likes his two-day-a-week job at Marbles Kids Museum. He loves attending his family’s Lutheran church. Anchoring the 47-year-old’s life is his group home, where he and four other developmentally disabled men have lived together for years. “Moving for him would be traumatic,” […]

Continue Reading

Expert testifies that election law did not affect turnout in 2014

| July 28, 2015 | 2 Comments

by Michael Hewlett, Winston-Salem Journal, July 27, 2015. An elections analyst testified Monday that North Carolina’s new voting law had no discernible impact on black voter turnout in the 2014 election. But attorneys for the N.C. NAACP and other groups suing the state and Gov. Pat McCrory objected to testimony from Sean Trende, the senior […]

Continue Reading

After SPIN! Video – 7/26/15 – “What Didn’t You Get To Say?”

| July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from the July 26th program: In this video our panelists discuss what they didn’t get to say on last weeks show.

Continue Reading

Plaintiffs rest case in federal voting rights trial

| July 27, 2015 | 2 Comments

by Michael Hewlett, Winston-Salem Journal, July 24, 2015. After two weeks, attorneys representing the N.C. NAACP and other groups rested their case Friday, having called more than 40 witnesses who testified either in court or via video depositions, that North Carolina’s election law is racially discriminatory. Now, it is the state’s turn to present evidence. […]

Continue Reading

Adults who allow underage drinking can be charged in N.C.

| July 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Leyla Santiago, WRAL, July 24, 2015. Mixing adults, minors and alcohol at private parties is a dangerous cocktail in North Carolina. Although it is legal in some states for minors to drink alcohol at private parties with permission from their parents, North Carolina is not one of those states. Officials with the state Division […]

Continue Reading

NC SPIN episode # 873 – Air Date 7/26/15

| July 24, 2015 | 2 Comments

Topics: Session Length Election Law Trial Continues Rewriting History? #TellUsSomethingWeDontKnow Panelists: Greer Beaty, Communications Consultant Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch John Hood, President, The John Locke Foundation Joe Mavretic, former House Speaker Tom Campbell, Moderator

Continue Reading

Ag accounts for one-sixth of N.C. income, jobs

| July 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

by NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, July 20, 2015. Agriculture and agribusiness – food, fiber and forestry — account for one-sixth of North Carolina’s income and employees, according to the latest study from NC State University economist Mike Walden. In calculating value-added incomes for 2013 (the latest year for which figures are available), Walden […]

Continue Reading