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Fix it

| May 6, 2016 | 3 Comments

By Tom Campbell, Executive Producer and Moderator, NC SPIN, May 6, 2016. The raging debate over House Bill 2 won’t end and has become a political football, only this is a not a game. Regardless of who started the fight or is continuing it, the plain and simple truth is that HB2 is damaging North […]

Senator Burr’s absurd blockage of a judge in his home state

| May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Chris Fitzsimon, NC Policy Watch and NC SPIN panelist, May 5, 2016. An African-American has never served as a federal judge in the Eastern District of North Carolina and Senator Richard Burr apparently intends to keep it that way, judging by his knee-jerk opposition to President Obama’s latest nominee to fill a seat on […]

Eastern NC deserves a federal judge

| May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Editorial by Rocky Mount Telegram, May 5, 2016. For more than a decade, the U.S. District Court in Eastern North Carolina has faced a conspicuous absence – and not for a lack of nominees. The nation’s longest-running federal court vacancy has sat unfilled since Jan. 1, 2006, first because a U.S. Senate then controlled by […]

What Trump’s win means for North Carolina

| May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Editorial by Charlotte Observer, May 4, 2016. Now that the general election matchup is essentially determined, North Carolina emerges as one of the very small handful of states that will determine who will be president of the United States for the next four years. Ted Cruz dropped out of the Republican race Tuesday and John […]

Find the way out

| May 6, 2016 | 2 Comments

Editorial by Greensboro News-Record, May 5, 2016. Jon Hardister and other Republican legislators are wise to be talking about how they can fix the mess they created with House Bill 2. “It’s possible the bill will be repealed and replaced with a compromise,” Hardister, a representative from Greensboro, told the News & Record’s Joe Killian […]

End the CON

| May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation and NC SPIN panelist, May 6, 2016. We talk a lot about freedom in North Carolina. Freedom to choose the education opportunity that best fits your needs, freedom to spend your hard-earned money the way you want, freedom to pursue your dreams without burdensome regulations, freedom of ensured property […]

McCrory to respond to feds on HB2 after lawmakers refuse to act

| May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Laura Leslie, WRAL, May 5, 2016. North Carolina officials are still trying to determine the stakes in a possible showdown with the federal government over a state law that the U.S. Department of Justice says violates the civil rights of transgender state workers and students. The Justice Department said in letters sent Wednesday to […]

Former Governor Jim Martin: Listen to each other on HB2

| May 6, 2016 | 2 Comments

by Jim Martin, former Governor North Carolina, published on higheredworksfoundation.org, May 5, 2016. How did we ever get ourselves into such a mess? Otherwise-friendly companies withdraw plans to expand to North Carolina, or threaten to do so. Popular entertainers cancel concerts here, or threaten to do so. They had no problem with North Carolina a […]

NC SPIN episode # 914 – Air Date 5/8/2016

| May 6, 2016 | 1 Comment

Watch NC SPIN online!  Topics: Clarity with November’s Election, More Spin and Blame on HB2, and Tell Us Something We Don’t Know. Panelists: Rufus Edmisten, Former Secretary of State & Attorney General Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation John Hood, Syndicated Columnist Tom Campbell, Moderator

After SPIN! Video – “Will McCrory’s Mental Health Task Force get funding?”

| May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Peg O’Connell – Governor McCrory held a press conference a short time ago to address health care issues he would like included in the budget. Specifically he is including the recommendations of his Mental Health Task Force and wants an additional 30 million dollars for mental health. What do you think […]