Tag: NC Senate

NC SPIN episode # 967 – Air Date 5/14/2017

| May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Watch NC SPIN online!  Topics: The Senate Budget, Another Repeal, Another Override and Tell Us Something We Don’t Know. Panelists: Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch John Hood, Syndicated Columnist Dennis Wicker, Former Lieutenant Governor Connie Wilson, Former Legislator Tom Campbell, Moderator

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NC SPIN episode # 906 – Air Date 3/13/2016

| March 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

This week on NC SPIN we take an in-depth look at the primary races and candidates for the March 15th election. Topics: It’s Time to Vote Down Ballot Races Legislative Races Panelists: Rufus Edmisten, Former Secretary of State & Attorney General Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch Henry Hinton, Talk of the Town host John […]

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After SPIN! Video – “Why did Phil Berger compare teacher assistants to typewriters?”

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Chris Fitzsimon – Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger recently spoke to the education group Best NC and told the group that North Carolina’s 150,000 teacher assistants were as antiquated as the manual typewriter. In his six minute address he also praised more school choice through the voucher program, touted the […]

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After SPIN! Video – “Will the NC Senate pass the bond package?”

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to John Hood – The House passed a $2 billion bond proposal and sent it to the Senate, where it was assigned to the Rules Committee, a known graveyard. Is this Senate not interested in a bond package or do they just not like the House proposal?”

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After SPIN! Video – “Will lawmakers pass a tax on advertising?”

| August 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Brad Crone – Another Senate budget provision would place a tax on advertising. No less than Grover Norquist, with the organization of Americans for Tax Reform, has been openly critical of this tax. He says no other state in the nation has a tax on advertising. You buy advertising for political […]

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After SPIN! Video – “What impact will reducing benefits have on state employees?”

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Chris Fitzsimon – The liability in state government is the $25 billion unfunded liability in the State Health Plan. We’ve made promises to current and past state employees we don’t know how we are going to pay for. The Senate budget plan has a provision that would prevent retirees hired after […]

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After SPIN! Video – “How will teacher assistant layoffs impact education?”

| August 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Becki Gray – Recent numbers show North Carolina’s unemployment rate is inching up over the past several months. Now the Senate budget is talking about laying off as many as 8,500 Teacher Assistants. This would be the biggest layoff in state history. That can’t have a positive impact on our economy. […]

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NC SPIN episode # 869 – Air Date 6/28/15

| June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Watch this week’s NC SPIN now! Topics: No ID about Voter ID, Confer and Compromise on the State Budget, The Budget Dance and #TellUsSomethingWeDontKnow Panelists: Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch John Hood, President, The John Locke Foundation Howard Lee, former Senator, Chair State Board of Ed Doug Raymond, Political Consultant Tom Campbell, Moderator

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NC SPIN episode # 868 – Air Date 6/21/15

| June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

In this special NC SPIN program, Tom Campbell talks with Governor Pat McCrory about Connect NC and North Carolina’s immediate need to invest in transportation and infrastructure projects, comparing the Governor’s budget with those of the House and the Senate, North Carolina’s economy, Medicaid and elections.

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NC SPIN episode # 865 – Air Date 5/31/15

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Watch a special NC SPIN this week. This week’s NC SPIN panel of Millennials talks about philosophies and issues on the minds of younger voters. Topics: Philosophy, Politics and Younger Voters The State of our State Current Issues The 2016 elections Panelists: Tazra Mitchell, is a policy analyst at the NC Budget and Tax Center […]

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