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After SPIN! Video – “Do shift workers need new laws and protections?”

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Chris Fitzsimon and Becki Gray – A bill introduced last week would affect retailers and their workers. Called the Retail Workers’ Bill of Rights the legislation, if passed, would require employers to give retail employees their work schedules at least two weeks in advance, provide new hires with estimates of how […]

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.

Budget uncertainties

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Tom Campbell, Producer and Moderator, NC SPIN, March 23, 2017. If you’ve ever put together a jigsaw puzzle you can understand the task of assembling a state budget. Like a puzzle, one piece of the spending and tax plan builds upon another as lawmakers construct a two-year budget that spends more than $23 billion […]

Term limits amendment gets another shot

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Dan Way, Carolina Journal, March 23, 2017. State Rep. Dennis Riddell, R-Alamance, is under no illusion a constitutional amendment to impose legislative term limits will be an easy sell, even though the earliest anyone would be barred from running for re-election is 2035. After all, in 2013 U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis — the then-popular […]

School reform requires strong leaders

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

by John Hood, Syndicated columnist and NC SPIN panelist, March 22, 2017. My father was Darth Vader. No, that doesn’t make me a Jedi Knight. My father was also Boss Hogg and a range of other bad guys. During his nearly two decades as principal of North Carolina’s largest elementary school, located in the Mecklenburg […]

NCAA set to pick title sites, could leave North Carolina out

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Associated Press, published by McClatchy DC Bureau, March 23, 2017. The NCAA will start deciding on locations for its upcoming championships next week and has indicated it will leave North Carolina out of that process if the state hasn’t changed a law that limits LGBT rights by that time. In a statement Thursday, exactly […]

Winning and losing

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Editorial by Greensboro News-Record, March 22, 2017. Win some, lose some. Gov. Roy Cooper and legislative leaders should accept the partial victories and defeats handed down by a three-judge panel last week and get on with conducting the people’s business. In December, days after then-Gov. Pat McCrory, conceded election defeat to Cooper, the legislature convened […]

Spin won’t fix our schools or build our economy

| March 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

Editorial by Fayetteville Observer, March 22, 2017. Political fact-spinning isn’t necessarily one of the dark arts, although our new president has firmly shoved the tactic in that direction. But mostly, we expect politicians to spin the facts in the way that best serves their cause and enhances their image. In many cases, that involves taking […]

Does Cooper really want to compromise on HB2?

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Bill Wadford, op ed in Fayetteville Observer, March 22, 2017. Will the real Roy Cooper please stand up on the HB2 compromise? Are you the governor of all the people of North Carolina or are you a highly partisan politician only interested in your party? Now I can hear some of you screaming that […]

A different view of March Madness

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Editorial by Rocky Mount Telegram, March 21, 2017. A cer­tain South­ern irony played out be­fore a na­tional tele­vi­sion au­di­ence Sun­day night as the Univer­sity of South Carolina up­set leg­endary Duke Univer­sity in the NCAA men’s bas­ket­ball tour­na­ment. Bas­ket­ball? South of Fayet­teville? Who knew? That’s sup­posed to be foot­ball coun­try, isn’t it? Ah, but that’s not […]