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After SPIN! Video – “Will the Legislature repeal or change HB2 in the short session?”

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Brad Crone – Retiring Senator Tom Apodaca wants to repeal or change North Carolina’s laws regarding Certificate of Need. Proponents want to loosen requirements for same-day surgery centers while Hospitals say there is no need to do so. CON reform was discussed in the 2015 session but not action was taken. […]

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After SPIN! Video – “Should UNC & NC State be allowed to do Centennial Financing?”

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to John Hood – The UNC Board of Governors’ approved a motion to ask the legislature for permission for NC State and UNC Chapel Hill to borrow as much as 1 billion dollars and retire the debt over 100 years. What do you think of what is being called Centennial financing?”

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Sen. Apodaca suggests putting HB2 on ballot in November

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Krystyna Biassou, WLOS, April 26, 2016. The man in the senate who controls House Bill 2’s path once it crosses the aisle said state Republicans may leave the bill’s fate up to a vote of the people. Sen. Tom Apodaca (R-Buncombe/Henderson/Transylvania County) told News 13 that Republicans may leave HB2’s bathroom question up to […]

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State Health Plan emphasizing primary care to keep costs down

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Leyla Santiago, WRAL, April 28, 2016. The board governing North Carolina’s State Health Plan voted Wednesday to tweak one of its more popular insurance plans but reaffirmed that it has dropped an earlier proposal to scrap the plan. Roughly 280,000 plan members use what’s called the 80/20 option, which requires enrollees to pay 20 […]

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After SPIN! Video – “How can UNC Board of Gov. prevent meeting protests?”

| April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Chris – Once again the UNC Board of Governors’ meeting was disrupted because of students shouting while President Margaret Spellings was speaking. What can or should be done to prevent this in the future?”

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After SPIN! Video – “Was the Legislature wrong to take away teacher tenure?”

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Howard Lee – Our State Supreme Court recently ruled that the legislature acted wrongly in taking away career status or tenure from teachers who had already gained tenure. Was this the correct decision and how does it affect younger teachers?”

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

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from the April 24th program: In this video our panelists discuss what they didn’t get to say on last weeks show.

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Thousands of HB2 demonstrators descend on Opening Day of legislature

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Mark Barrett, Asheville Citizen-Times, April 25, 2016. Thousands of demonstrators came to the capital Monday to either urge legislators coming to town for the first day of their regular session to stand firm in their support of HB2 or to throw it in the trash. About 200 people attended an event Monday morning to deliver to […]

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Former GOP chairmen call for Harnett’s removal

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, April 25, 2016. ​Seven former North Carolina Republican Party chairmen are calling for the ouster of current GOP Chairman Hasan Harnett, who has been embroiled in a battle with other party leaders. “We are disappointed and even appalled at the actions of current NCGOP Chairman Hasan Harnett,” reads a letter from […]

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Federal Judge upholds NC Voter ID law

| April 26, 2016 | 2 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, April 25, 2016. North Carolina’s voter ID law is constitutional and should remain in effect, U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder ruled late Monday. “Plaintiffs have failed to demonstrate that Defendants have violated § 2 of the VRA or the Fourteenth, Fifteenth, or Twenty-Sixth Amendments to the United States Constitution,” Schroeder ruled in […]

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