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

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

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NC SPIN episode # 960 – Air Date 3/26/2017

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Watch NC SPIN online!  Topics:  Court Rules on Separation of Powers, Two Visions for North Carolina and State Health Plan Changes. Panelists: Leo Daughtry, Former Legislator Rufus Edmisten, Former Secretary of State & Attorney General Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation Tom Campbell, Moderator

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After SPIN! Video – “What can be done to protect LGBTQ students from bullying?”

| March 22, 2017 | 2 Comments

After SPIN!”Question to Peg and Phil – HB2 assumed students in our schools would be violated by LGBTQ persons but a recent report from The Research Triangle Institute said just the opposite was true and that school bullying has gotten worse for gay, bisexual and transgender students. Give us your reaction to this report and […]

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After SPIN! Video – “Should Berger’s staff be changing headlines on social media?”

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to John and Chris – Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger was the subject of criticism recently when he or his staff changed the news headline of a News and Observer story on his Facebook page. The headline was altered to lead his followers to think Governor Cooper had flip-flopped on HB2. […]

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

| March 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

After SPIN! Video from the March 19th program: In this video our panelists discuss what they didn’t get to say on last weeks show.

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Senate leaders proposed Billion dollar tax cut

| March 17, 2017 | 2 Comments

by Brian Balfour, Civitas Institute, March 16, 2017. In a press conference this morning, chairmen of the Senate Finance Committee unveiled a tax cut plan projected to save taxpayers more than $1 billion over the coming biennium. Following are the highlights from the plan: Personal income tax changes:  Lower the rate from 5.499 to 5.35 […]

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NC SPIN episode # 959 – Air Date 3/19/2017

| March 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Watch NC SPIN online!  Topics: The State of the State, Repeal and Replace, Borrowing Money and Tell Us Something We Don’t Know. Panelists: Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch John Hood, Syndicated Columnist Phil Kirk, Former Chair, State Board of Education, Political Consultant Peg O’Connell, Political Consultant Tom Campbell, Moderator

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After SPIN! Video – “Who should decide when the school year begins?”

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Cash and Bob – Concerned with how local school systems were shortening the summer break the 2004 legislature passed a school calendar law that mandates the earliest start and end of the school year. A number of bills in this legislature are aimed at giving local school systems more authority to […]

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After SPIN! Video – “Should the road funding formula be changed again?”

| March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to John and Chris – In 2013 Governor McCrory changed the funding formula for building roads in our state, saying it would put the money where facts demonstrated it was most needed. The House is considering a bill that would change that formula and give local leaders and regional planning commissions more […]

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Our deteriorating democracy

| March 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Taylor Mills, Politics NC, March 13, 2017. Republicans in North Carolina have already tried to rig the electoral system to maintain power through gerrymandering and voter suppression laws. Now, they’re trying to reduce the checks and balances in our government by reducing the power of the executive branch and judicial branch. They’ve been stripping powers from […]

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