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SPIN This Week – August 24

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tune into NC SPIN this week as we host a special edition of NC SPIN. The budget has been passed in what is perhaps the most strange session of the legislature and it is time to assess what happened and where we are as a state. And who better to help us understand it than […]

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Judge rules NC school voucher program unconstitutional

| August 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

by Matthew Burns, WRAL, August 21, 2014. A Superior Court judge on Thursday overturned a state law that awards taxpayer-funded vouchers to low-income families who want to send their children to private or religious schools. Judge Robert Hobgood ruled that the Opportunity Scholarship program is unconstitutional, upholding legal challenges filed by the North Carolina Association […]

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After SPIN! – 08/17/14 – “Impact of New State Budget Director”

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from August 17th program: In this video Chris Fitzsimon shares his thoughts on Governor McCrory’s decision to name Lee Roberts as our new state budget director. “What’s the impact?”

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June Atkinson – “GPA & school grades in NC”

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

On this NC Spin Perspective, State Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson shares her thoughts on current GPA and school grade averages in North Carolina.

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Charlotte to study ‘pay as you throw’ idea for garbage

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Steve Harrison, Charlotte Observer, published in Lake Wylie Pilot, August 20, 2014. Your water bill is based on how much water you use. Your power bill is based on how much electricity you consume. That principle could be coming to garbage pickup in the city of Charlotte, which is studying whether to implement a […]

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NC Lawmakers pass coal ash legislation, adjourn

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Andrew Kenney, News and Observer, August 29, 2014. The state’s Coal Ash Management Act, described by advocates as the first of its kind, passed the state legislature with a broad majority on Wednesday, about six months after a corroded pipe spilled huge volumes of the gray, sludgy industrial byproduct into the Dan River. The […]

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USA Today/Suffolk poll: Hagan up by 2

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Real Clear Politics, August 20, 2014. North Carolina Senate – Tillis vs. Hagan Polling Data Poll Date Sample MoE Tillis (R) Hagan (D) Spread RCP Average 7/5 – 8/19 – – 44.6 43.6 Tillis +1.0 USA Today/Suffolk* 8/16 – 8/19 500 LV 4.4 43 45 Hagan +2 PPP (D) 8/14 – 8/17 865 LV 3.4 […]

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Method used for closing coal ash ponds linked to problems

| August 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Bertrand M. Gutierrez, Winston-Salem Journal, August 20, 2014. The legislation that cleared the General Assembly on Wednesday allows Duke Energy to close some of its coal ash pits using a method – known as cap-in-place – that has been linked with groundwater contamination at the company’s Belews Creek Steam Station in Stokes County, according […]

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After Spin Video! 8/17/14 “NC Citizens In Danger?”

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from August 17th program: In this video John Hood from the John Locke Foundation talks about Governor McCrory’s concern over the number of immigrant children coming to NC.

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NC SPIN Perspectives Video With June Atkinson – “NC Enrollment Growth”

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

On this NC Spin Perspective, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. June Atkinson shares her thoughts on the North Carolina enrollment growth and ADM calculation.  

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