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Don't you just love it when politicians who know NOTHING about a subject try to lecture people who DO KNOW something about a subject? Law enforcement and military folks get more than their fair share of it. And so do businesspeople.
The state Senate's big kahuna went in front of the biggest, most-prominent Common Core-loving, spend-more-and-more-and-more money crowd and told them a few things I am SURE they didn't want to hear.
Lawmakers are moving forward with plans to sell houses and other real properties owned by the state that are unused, or have not been used to their full potential.
For those of us who have been fighting to eliminate solar and other renewable energy subsidies from the burden being born by North Carolina's taxpayers, the new state budget is very welcome. As of January 1, the 35 percent tax credit for renewables in general and solar in particular, by far the...
Who does it take for the NC General Assembly to move fast? Apparently lawmakers can act swiftly if they want to legalize hemp, a relative of marijuana, especially when four lobbyists are on the job, and when the son of a political insider stands to benefit.
At first, legislative leaders -- led by Rep. David Lewis -- were cheerleading hard for moving North Carolina's presidential primary from May to March.
It appears - according to some email that got sent out today - that Tim and Phil are concerned about how the search for a new UNC president is going.
Unable to reach an agreement on a state General Fund budget, legislative leaders plan to extend their temporary budget continuing resolution until September 18...
State Republican legislative leaders, along with state GOP chairman Hasan Harnett and incoming party executive director Dallas Woodhouse, announced on Tuesday that new provisions in a law allowing legislative caucuses to establish separate fundraising committees would not be exercised during the...
Legislation creating a state Office of Charter Schools and shifting management of those alternative public schools from the Department of Public Instruction to the State Board of Education has cleared the General Assembly and awaits Gov. Pat McCrory's signature.
The "conservative revolution" in Raleigh is telling us the state is so cash-poor that it can't afford some vital road repairs and construction.
Politicians these days are all crowing about being "job creators." Gov. Pat McCrory has emptied out the corporate welfare accounts at the Department of Commerce, and he's coming to us (and our legislators on Jones Street) looking for $45 million more.
We've expressed our dismay at recent legislation - sponsored by a hodge-podge of statist Democrats, RINOs, and reputed conservatives - to extend the 35 percent credit for solar energy production for five years.
We and many other grassroots entities - have been howlin' mad about Gov. Pat's $40 million corporate welfare giveaway.
It took two-and-a-half years, but state Senator Fletcher Hartsell's (RINO-Cabarrus) campaign finance / ethics case is going to get some attention from an actual bona fide prosecutor.
Out of the blue, government goodies for solar energy providers has become the rage on Jones Street. No one really saw this coming.
Incredible. It is amazing that something that is sooooo common sense is having such difficulty navigating through the conservative revolution
I got a call yesterday from someone - very familiar with the inner workings of the state House Republican Caucus - who had just read my item on Democrat Paul Tine's departure from the Democrat Caucus.
Incoming House majority leader Mike Hager is trying to open up the decision making process in the General Assembly's lower chamber.
It seems the folks on Jones Street have kicked off one heck of an orgy - apparently in honor of the box office success of '50 Shades of Grey.'
From what Jones Street insiders are telling me, Cumberland County Rep. Rick Glazier (D) is the closest thing to a leader in the General Assembly's lower chamber. And HE is a leader of a distinct minority in the House.
Legislators are spinning us that a lot of road work needs to be done statewide, but there just isn't enough money out there to do it.
Extraterritorial jurisdictions have been a source of controversy for years. Muncipal leaders and their advocates LOVE them. They gain influence over territory and residents who can't even vote for them.
Gov. Pat McCrory appeared on WFNC radio in Fayetteville Thursday morning and reiterated his effort to prevent North Carolina from being swept into the political maelstrom that engulfed Indiana and Arkansas over religious freedom and gay rights.
Some of the honorables on Jones Street -- aided and abetted by the drive by media -- are still pushing that myth about how cash-starved the state is for road construction money.
That's a mighty apt take on the current environment on Jones Street, as supplied from one disgusted insider who confided in me.
Removing outdated legal barriers to consumer health care choices could help corral rising Medicaid costs in North Carolina, reform advocates say.
With a philosophical gulf still separating the state House and Senate on how best to reform the costly Medicaid program, Illinois is reporting multibillion-dollar success in a reform plan that closely resembles North Carolina Senate Republicans' framework for the future.
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