Category: NC legislature

Tillman: Leftists playing games with school $$$ numbers

State senator Jerry Tillman (R-Randolph), the #2 Republican in the state senate and likely Moore County’s next representative in that body, is taking leftist political activists to task for their rhetoric on state education appropriations.  Tillman, a former schools administrator,…

Now you’re talking, Mr. Speaker!

    NC state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) recently speculated publicly about selling off state assets — like a hospital and a railroad — to help state government get its financial affairs in order.  Of course, the Chapel Hill…

Berger: PLEASE don’t cancel 2012 NC Gov election

        I am sure North Carolina Republicans are sitting back and enjoying some rare bad publicity for Madame Governor.   State Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) put out this gem in a statement Wednesday: “In…

Gov Bev OK with gay day in May?

  In his ill-advised visit to UNC-Chapel Hill law school to defend the state legislature’s approval of a May referendum on a gay marriage prohibition amendment for the state constitution, House Majority Leader Skip Stam let an interesting little nugget…

One MOORE entrant for the state senate GOP primary?

      Stuff keeps coming in over the transom about the state senate seat being vacated by retiring Republican Harris Blake of Pinehurst. Recent redistricting moved Blake and Moore County from the current district to District 29, which includes…

Pinehurst’s Cummings to pursue state Senate seat?

My spies within Raleigh political circles, and on the ground here in Moore County and throughout the Sandhills region, tell me retired physician Robin Cummings of Pinehurst is seriously eyeing the state Senate seat currently held by Senator Harris Blake…

Stam goes into the belly of the beast, gets gnawed on

Seriously, Mr. Leader.  What good did you think could come from going to Chapel Hill to defend the gay marriage ban constitutional amendment? Going over there was akin to a cat accepting a party invitation from a pack of pit…

Huh? What? A listening tour?

The campaign silly season is upon us.  Politicians are running all over the countryside kissing babies and telling us how bad the other guys are. Thanks to the Tea Party — which the MSM loves to tell us is so…