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After SPIN! Video – “Where does Medicaid reform stand?”

| May 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

After SPIN! “Question to Leo and Rufus – In 2015 North Carolina set in motion Medicaid reform measures that transform our 14 billion dollar program from fee for services to a managed care model. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen launched a statewide tour to solicit opinions from local government officials, doctors […]

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After SPIN! Video – “Is eliminating CON Laws in the budget a good idea?”

| May 23, 2017 | 1 Comment

After SPIN! “Question to John and Chris – In the Senate budget they devoted several pages that essentially brought to an end North Carolina’s Certificate of Need laws. Currently some 25 procedures require approval by the state and the Senate declared they were to be phased out. But before that can happen the House must […]

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

| May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from the May 21st 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 # 968 – Air Date 5/21/2017

| May 19, 2017 | 2 Comments

Watch NC SPIN online!  Topics: Supreme Court Rejects NC Voter ID, No Hurricane Help from the Feds, House considers $1.9 Billion School Construction Bond and Tell Us Something We Don’t Know. Panelists: Leo Daughtry, Former Legislator Rufus Edmisten, Former Secretary of State & Attorney General Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch John Hood, Syndicated Columnist […]

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After SPIN! Video -“Should we continue renewable energy tax credits?”

| May 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

After SPIN! “Question to Connie and Dennis – In 2016 North Carolina residents and businesses claimed $245 million in renewable energy tax credits. The biggest users of these credits were insurance companies, energy providers and large corporations. The legislature allowed these credits to sunset and many believe this is just another subsidy to big business. […]

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After SPIN! Video – “Should private school students be held to the same standards?”

| May 16, 2017 | 1 Comment

After SPIN! “Question to John and Chris – When the legislature created the voucher program it exempted students going to private schools from having to take state standardized tests. We don’t know whether these students are performing better, the same as or worse than those in traditional public schools. NC State is conducting a project […]

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

| May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from the May 14th program: In this video our panelists discuss what they didn’t get to say on last weeks show.

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Senate passes $22.9 billion budget after 3 a.m. Friday

| May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Matt Caulder, Capitol Connection, May 11, 2017. The Senate passed its $22.9 billion budget bill for the coming biennium in a Thursday evening vote and a final vote on Friday just after 3 a.m. The Thursday vote fell down along party lines in a 34-15 vote with only Sen. Jeff Tarte (R-Mecklenburg absent from […]

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NC SPIN episode # 967 – Air Date 5/14/2017

| May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Watch NC SPIN online!  Topics: The Senate Budget, Another Repeal, Another Override and Tell Us Something We Don’t Know. Panelists: Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch John Hood, Syndicated Columnist Dennis Wicker, Former Lieutenant Governor Connie Wilson, Former Legislator Tom Campbell, Moderator

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After SPIN! Video – “Is voter fraud really a widespread problem in NC?”

| May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Jim Morrill and Becki Gray – Following the 2016 elections there were claims, mostly from Republicans that widespread voting fraud occurred in our state. The State Board of Elections conducted a thorough study of the more than 6 million votes cast in North Carolina and determined there are no more than […]

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