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Plain Talk Politics Radio – October 23, 2013 Alexandra Sirota, NC Budget and Tax Center

              Wednesday 8:30 am: Part one of the show   Part two of the show Alexandra Forter Sirota joined the N.C. Budget and Tax Center as a Public Policy Analyst in April 2010 and became project director in November 2010. Before joining N.C. Justice Center, Sirota coordinated research on…

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North Carolinians are struggling, A NY Times “Room for Debate” Op-Ed

North Carolinians Are Struggling When our state has the fifth-highest unemployment rate in the U.S., many residents are just getting by, not focused on the harmful cuts being considered. Posted in the NY Times  Jeanne Milliken Bonds is a public relations consultant, political analyst and host of “Plain Talk Politics.” The North Carolina Budget is held…

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Grading McCrory’s “State of the State”

        Liked: Let me say straight off the top that I liked two policy goals mentioned: cut the advertising, administrative costs of the lottery and apply money to kids and technology in education. The technology is needed and there’s a revenue stream to tap. And, the reinstatement of the Drug Treatment Courts.…