by Sharon McCloskey, NC Policy Watch, October 22, 2014. A string of calls on voting rights came down from the nation’s highest court in rapid succession over the past few weeks, as the justices sorted through emergency requests for rulings on laws governing the upcoming elections. The first strike came in late September in an […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
After SPIN! Video from October 19th program: In this video our panelists discuss what they didn’t get to say on last weeks show.
by T. Keung Hui, News and Observer, October 20, 2014. Members of a state commission working to replace Common Core argued Monday that the academic standards are too hard for some students. Some commission members said that the Common Core standards, designed to increase academic rigor, require children to cover material that they should study […]
by Benjamin Brown, The Insider, published in News and Observer, October 17, 2014. When the legislature voted last session to take away municipalities’ ability to charge a privilege license tax starting in July 2015, city leaders across the state warned about loss of revenue. What wasn’t obvious was how soon those losses would be felt. […]
by Jim Morrill, News and Observer, October 18, 2014. From the Koch brothers and Art Pope to George Soros and Michael Bloomberg, wealthy donors are making North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race one of America’s first $100 million contests. Outside groups continue to flood the state with ads and accusations, forcing Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan […]
by Craig Jarvis, News and Observer, October 17, 2014. U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan is taking heat over money that her husband’s company received as part of the federal economic stimulus grant in 2010. Thom Tillis, Hagan’s Republican challenger in the U.S. Senate race, and his supporters on Friday launched television ads raising concerns about stimulus […]
by Sam Hananel, Associated Press, posted on WRAL.com, October 17, 2014 The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election. A majority of the justices rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit the state from requiring voters to […]
Topics: Supreme Court takes 5 cases from Court of Appeals, school Funding issues, Medicaid reform and expansion and #TellUsSomethingWeDon’tKnow. Panelists: Rufus Edmisten, Former Secretary of State, Former Attorney General, Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch, Becki Gray, Columnist, Carolina Journal, John Hood, President of the John Locke Foundation, and Tom Campbell, Moderator.