Welcome to balanced debate for the Old North State. This week we discuss whether test results show we got our money’s worth for spending $150 million on reading programs. We will ponder an unusual visit this week by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who came to Raleigh to talk about opioids. We will examine how is the best way to update our state’s criminal codes and whether some licensing laws need eliminating. And it wouldn’t be NC SPIN unless we asked the panel to tell us something we don’t know.
Joining us on this week’s panel are:
Chris Fitzsimon, political analyst and columnist
Rufus Edmisten, former Secretary of State and AG
John Hood, syndicated columnist and author
Phil Kirk, former Chair State Board of Education