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After SPIN! Video – “Can a better dialogue improve race relations with police?”

| July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Brad Crone – Two state legislators are calling for a meeting between law enforcement training agencies and the Black Legislative Caucus, saying the tragic events witnessed over the past weeks demonstrate the need for open dialogue that will promote better dialogue when it comes to race relations and law enforcement. Two […]

After SPIN! Video – “Should schools test their water for lead?”

| July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Becki Gray – In the recent short session lawmakers considered but did not pass legislation that would require day care centers, schools and water parks to test their water for lead and other contaminations. Some believe the reason it did not pass was because it came up late in the session […]

After SPIN! Video – “Who should get to view police body camera footage?”

| July 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to John Hood and Chris Fitzsimon – Among the legislation passed in the short session was a law regarding who can view footage from law enforcement body cameras for law enforcement. The ACLU and others say it is not transparent because the public will not be allowed to see footage without judicial […]

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

| July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from the July 24th program: In this video our panelists discuss what they didn’t get to say on last weeks show.

What is the real danger on the streets?

| July 23, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Mark Shiver, Capitol Connection, July 22, 2016. The past few weeks have torn at the heart out of most Americans. Citizens have been killed in incidents with the police; videos in some instances inflaming the situation yet not clearly enlightening as to the reason police pulled the trigger. Meanwhile, police officers have been targeted, […]

A misguided campaign strategy using HB2

| July 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

by John Hood, Syndicated columnist and NC SPIN panelist, published in Burlington Times-News, July 22, 2016. Do you want to know why the Left has tried to make North Carolina politics into an “all HB2, all the time” zone? Here are some reasons: ■ Since mid-2013, when Gov. Pat McCrory’s first budgets and other policy priorities […]

Long-term care for Seniors putting financial strain on Medicaid

| July 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Brian Balfour, Civitas Institute, July 20, 2016. This N&O article takes a closer look at the financial challenges presented by the swelling ranks of senior citizens and the rising costs of long-term care. This issue is a key issue that states need to evaluate as it puts significant pressure on Medicaid costs. State Medicaid directors […]

The follies of McCrory’s demagoguery on HB2

| July 23, 2016 | 2 Comments

by Chris Fitzsimon, NC Policy Watch and NC SPIN panelist, July 22, 2016. In April NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league would move its 2017 all-star game out of Charlotte if state officials did not make major changes to HB2, the sweeping anti-LGBT legislation passed by the General Assembly in a rushed one-day special […]

A frustrated legislator bids adieu after two terms

| July 23, 2016 | 2 Comments

by Patrick Gannon, The Insider, published in The Rocky Mount Telegram, July 23, 2016. Frustrated, defeated and over it. Those words sum up the feelings of N.C. Rep. Nathan Baskerville, a Henderson Democrat, as he finishes his second, two-year term in the N.C. House. He is not running for re-election. Baskerville spoke matter-of-factly in a […]

The looming GOP disaster in North Carolina

| July 23, 2016 | 3 Comments

by Gary Pearce, Democratic political strategist, published in The Charlotte Observer, July 22, 2016. North Carolina Republicans this year will get to experience what we Democrats went through in so many presidential elections: how to avoid going down with the Titanic. Because the S.S. Trump is going down, and it will be hard to avoid […]