Tag: NC General Assembly

When Looking at the NC Economy, Best to Look Past Politics

| June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

By John Hood Carolina Journal Since the beginning of this year, there have been no net new jobs created in North Carolina. In fact, using the latest data from the monthly survey of employers, there were about 2,200 fewer filled jobs in North Carolina in May than there were in December. In an era of […]

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Looser Gun Control Counterintuitive for Safe, Civil Society

| June 14, 2017 | 1 Comment

By Bob Schofield The Progressive Pulse As anyone paying attention to policy debates in North Carolina in recent days is well aware, the age-old battle over guns and gun violence is front and center right now. Thanks to a proposal narrowly approved by the state House of Representatives last week, North Carolina is a step […]

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N. C. governor: no constitutional role in redistricting

| June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Mitch Kokai John Locke Foundation Before Gov. Roy Cooper and his surrogates accuse the N.C. General Assembly of “thumbing its nose at the North Carolina Constitution and the U.S. Supreme Court,” the governor might want to reflect on his own actions in connection with legislative electoral redistricting. The best place to start involves a […]

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John Hood: NC Republicans make sensible tax cuts, honest budgets

| May 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

By John Hood | John Locke Foundation North Carolina Republicans has gotten right what Republicans elsewhere have gotten very wrong: how to construct sensible tax cuts and honest, conservative budgets. Liberal critics aren’t inclined to make the distinction. They opt for guilt by partisan association. In fairness, though, it’s not like GOP politicians in other […]

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General Assembly is failing to address opiate epidemic

| May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

From the Durham Herald As the General Assembly trudges toward the final weeks of its long session, legislators are wrestling with late-night (and early morning) maneuvers and short tempers. What has always bemused us is when politicians — or ordinary citizens — toss around complaints about “playing politics” as if politics is not, in fact, […]

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NC SPIN episode # 966 – Air Date 5/07/2017

| May 5, 2017 | 1 Comment

Watch NC SPIN online! Topics: Bills that made the Crossover Deadline, Bills that didn’t pass or were referred to study and Tell Us Something We Don’t Know. Panelists: Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation John Hood, Syndicated Columnist Jim Morrill, The Charlotte Observer Tom Campbell, Moderator

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NC SPIN episode # 920 – Air Date 6/19/2016

| June 17, 2016 | 1 Comment

Watch NC SPIN online!  Topics: Constitutional Amendments Proposed, Bullying and Map Decisions, Which Math is Correct, 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

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NC SPIN episode # 910 – Air Date 4/10/2016

| April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Watch NC SPIN online!  Topics: House Bill 2, Tax Time and the State Economy, Two or More Political Parties?, and Tell Us Something We Don’t Know. Panelists: Gene Arnold, Former Legislator Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch John Hood, Syndicated Columnist Howard Lee, Former Senator, Chair State Board of Education Tom Campbell, Moderator

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NC SPIN episode # 908 – Air Date 3/27/2016

| March 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Watch NC SPIN online!  Topics: Special Session on Bathrooms, Congressional and Judicial Filings and Party Uprisings, Trashing the Commission on Coal Ash and Tell Us Something We Don’t Know. Panelists: Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation John Hood, Syndicated Columnist Joe Mavretic, Former House Speaker Tom Campbell, Moderator

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NC SPIN episode # 897 – Air Date 1/10/2016

| January 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Watch NC SPIN online!  Topics: Election Overview, The Federal Elections, Governor and Lt. Governor, Judicial Races, and The Legislature. Panelists: Brad Crone, Political Consultant Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation John Hood, Syndicated Columnist Tom Campbell, Moderator

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