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NC could get $300 million more in federal hurricane relief

| December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Staff Photo by Andrew Craft by Steve DeVane, Fayetteville Observer, December 7, 2016. North Carolina could get an additional $300 million in federal aid to help the state recover from Hurricane Matthew if Congress approves legislation proposed by budget writers. The money is included in a “continuing resolution” that provides funding for federal agencies until […]

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More political appointees could mean more turnover in state government

| December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Laura Leslie, WRAL, December 8, 2016. Now that the governor’s race has been decided, hundreds of Gov. Pat McCrory’s political appointees are busy updating their resumes and references because their jobs aren’t guaranteed once Gov.-elect Roy Cooper takes office.  Any time the Executive Mansion changes hands, there are always changes among personnel who serve […]

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NC SPIN episode # 945 – Air Date 12/11/2016

| December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Watch NC SPIN online!  Topics: Governor Cooper, The Costs of Gerrymandering and Tell Us Something We Don’t Know. Panelists: Gene Arnold, Former Legislator Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch John Hood, Syndicated Columnist Peg O’Connell, Political Consultant Tom Campbell, Moderator

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After SPIN! Video – “Should the Attorney General have to defend all NC laws?”

| December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question for Rufus and Bob Orr – It was recently revealed that the legislature spent more than 10 million dollars on outside legal funds to defend laws they had passed. Why would they have to spend so much on outside lawyers? Isn’t  the job of the Attorney General to defend these laws? We […]

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After SPIN! Video – “What can be done to fix K-12 school funding?”

| December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question for Becki Gray and Chris Fitzsimon – A legislative study concluded that North Carolina’s school funding formula for k-12 schools is too complicated, outdated, favors wealthier counties and lacks transparency. What’s your reaction to this study and how would you propose to fix it?”

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