Category: NC legislature

NCFEF study illustrates tough task ahead for Dems in NCGA

The NC Free Enterprise Foundation, a Raleigh-based non-partisan pro-business group, has released an analysis showing just how tough it will be for the Democrats to take back the state House ANYTIME SOON.  The NCFEF partisan breakdown takes into consideration the…

Last one out, turn out the lights …

Boy, the rats sure are abandoning the sinking ship.  I believe it is incredibly symbolic, fitting, and appropriate that BarryO will be holding his convention in a state where the Democrat Party is in a downward spiral free-fall toward electoral…

Tolls? Really? Seriously?

North Carolina drivers are paying the highest gasoline tax south of The Mason-Dixon Line.  Now, our state government wants to shake us down for what’s left in our pockets by implementing road tolls.  The tolls are reportedly for financing the…

GOP opportunity in Cumberland: Glazier, Parfitt out. Melvin in?

The state of politics in Cumberland County is tumultuous, to say the least.   State Rep. Rick Glazier — the 800 lb. gorilla in the county’s post-Rand era — is primarying state schools superintendent June Atkinson.  That decision temporarily alleviated…

Morgan foe back in the political saddle

Former state Rep. Richard Morgan’s power-sharing deal with Jim Black and the House Democrats is forever ingrained in North Carolina political history. A small group of conservatives — nicknamed ‘The Safari Club” because Morgan and Black banished them to the…

NCGOP’s lack of action on tax relief disturbing

The next time you’re filling up your gas tank at your local convenience store and cursing FILL IN THE BLANK (the store owner, the oil companies, George Bush …), think about THIS: At $0.389, North Carolina has THE HIGHEST per gallon…

Game On! Judges refuse to delay NC primary elections

  A three judge panel in Raleigh refused this week to grant a request from Democrats and liberal activists to delay the state’s May primary.  This decision puts into play — at least, for 2012 — the legislative and congressional…