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Applied behavioral analysis is a form of therapy that helps some people with autism. Should the NC General Assembly mandate that health insurance plans cover this form of therapy for autistic children

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Congress is now considering renewing extended unemployment benefits, at a cost of $6.4 billion. Should North Carolina members of Congress vote for this measure?

  • No. Congress must rein in spending, and being on unemployment too long traps people in dependency. (77%, 218 Votes)
  • Yes, but only if spending elsewhere is cut to pay for it. (12%, 35 Votes)
  • Yes. The economy is weak, and unemployed people need help. (11%, 31 Votes)

Total Voters: 284

Start Date: January 7, 2014 @ 4:37 PM
End Date: No Expiry

The legislature eliminated “career status,” or tenure, this year. A lawsuit is challenging the reform. What do you think?

  • Tenure supports mediocrity, while the new system will instead reward good performance. Don’t go back to the tenure system. (79%, 196 Votes)
  • Eliminating career status is an assault on teachers and the schools. Career status should be reinstated. (21%, 52 Votes)

Total Voters: 248

Start Date: December 17, 2013 @ 4:24 PM
End Date: No Expiry

Eight Democratic governors are claiming that most smog in their Northern states comes from North Carolina and eight other states. The governors want the EPA to clamp down on pollution here and in the

  • The Northern governors should take care of their own states. North Carolina has gone to great trouble and expense to clean up its air. (81%, 146 Votes)
  • The governors raise a valid question. North Carolina should reexamine air quality here and take steps to reduce smog even more. (19%, 35 Votes)

Total Voters: 181

Start Date: December 10, 2013 @ 5:08 PM
End Date: No Expiry

North Carolina tobacco farmers are complaining about federal government plans to reduce the final Tobacco Buyout Payment. The payment has been reduced by spending cuts mandated by the budget sequester

  • The federal government is awash in red ink. Spending has to be cut, even if it disappoints certain groups. (62%, 82 Votes)
  • Washington should restore the payments to the planned amount. A deal is a deal. (38%, 51 Votes)

Total Voters: 133

Start Date: December 3, 2013 @ 4:47 PM
End Date: No Expiry

More retailers are opening up on Thanksgiving Day. What do you think about this?

  • I don’t care for it. We need an interlude of calm before the holidays. (93%, 143 Votes)
  • It’s a good idea. I like to get my shopping done early. (7%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 154

Start Date: November 26, 2013 @ 4:28 PM
End Date: No Expiry