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What will North Carolina be like in 2050?

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Dr. Mike Walden, NCSU Professor of Economics, October 27, 2017. Most people engage to some degree in trying to predict the future. It can be for fun, such as predicting who will win the World Series or the next ACC championship. Or it can be serious, like when businesses attempt to forecast next year’s […]

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Cooper’s numbers drop as Trump’s increase in North Carolina

| November 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Matt Caulder, Capitol Connection, October 30, 2017. The Civitas Institute released its latest poll numbers at a luncheon last week showing Gov. Roy Cooper’s favorability below 50 percent for the first time since beginning polling the new governor’s favorability in February. The change represents a 10 percentage point drop in approval from his May […]

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After SPIN! Video – “Should judges be elected every 2 years?”

| November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Connie and Chris – In the recent two day special session of the Legislature there was a proposal to put a constitutional amendment to the voters next may that would shorten judicial terms from either four or eight years to just two, beginning next year. What’s your reaction to this proposal?”

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After SPIN! Video – “What reforms are needed to make prisons safer?”

| October 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Dennis and Rick – Recently two guards were killed in an attempted prison break in Pasquotank County, setting off more cries for prison reform. What reforms are needed to make our prisons safer for both inmates and guards?”

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

| October 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from the October 29th 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 # 991 – Air Date 10/29/2017

| October 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Watch NC SPIN online! Topics: Governor Cooper’s Consent Decree on HB2 Lawsuit,  Bidding for Amazon’s Second Headquarters,  Increase the Amount the Lottery Commission can Spend on Advertising and Tell Us Something We Don’t Know. Panelists: Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch Rick Henderson, Editor in Chief Carolina Journal Dennis Wicker, Former Lieutenant Governor Connie Wilson, […]

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After SPIN! Video – “How much good news is there for the State Board of Education?”

| October 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Rufus and Phil – At a recent meeting of the State Board of Education Superintendent Mark Johnson delivered what many called an 11 minute “Good News” report, prompting board member Greg Alcorn to request that Johnson address the elephant in the room, namely school budget cuts. is Johnson avoiding this and […]

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After SPIN! Video – “Do we essentially have a full-time Legislature?”

| October 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to John and Chris – This week the Legislature met in its fourth special session of the year to override Governor Cooper’s Veto of their cancelling Judicial Primary Elections. I want you to comment on their action, but first let me ask if it is time we admit that we essentially have […]

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After SPIN! Video – 10/22/17 – “What Didn’t You Get To Say?”

| October 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from the October 22nd 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 # 990 – Air Date 10/22/2017

| October 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

Watch NC SPIN online!  Topics: Did the NCAA Fumble?,  Who will draw the Legislative Maps?,  A Decade of Charter Schools and  Tell Us Something We Don’t Know Panelists: Rufus Edmisten, Former Secretary of State & Attorney General Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch John Hood, Syndicated Columnist Phil Kirk, Former Chair, State Board of Education, […]

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