Category: NC legislature

L’affaire LaRoque gets some federal attention

            Sarah Ovaska, at NCPolicyWatch, has been on top of the scandal swirling around state Rep. Stephen Laroque (R-Kinston) since the beginning.  Now, she’s confirmed that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has opened an investigation…

And the spending goes on and on and on …

      North Carolina is broke — or so we were told during the fight  over the state budget during this last session.  Stuff got cut out left and right.  The N&O, The Democrats, the NCAE and state employee…

A rational, common sense look at NCGA v. NCAE

          Democrats and the mainstream media  (redundant? mutually exclusive?) all over the state are decrying the state legislature’s move to end the teachers’ groups ability to forcibly deduct dues payments from EVERY North Carolina teacher’s paycheck.…

Here COMES the judge !!!!

  It looks like the state teacher’s union’s judge-shopping efforts have paid off.  A Wake County Superior Court judge has issued a temporary restraining order blocking legislation that ends mandatory automatic teacher paycheck deductions for teacher union dues.   The…

Will indictment of Boss Bev’s bag man bounce back on Senator Hagan?

Boss Bev’s campaign finance chief was in court yesterday, and WRAL was there: Gov. Beverly Perdue’s former campaign finance chief pleaded guilty Wednesday to obstruction of justice in connection with violations in her 2008 campaign. Peter Anthony Reichard entered an…

NCSU economist: North Carolina faces long road to recovery

          NC State University economics professor Dr. Mike Walden painted a bleak picture of the state’s economic future during December 1 testimony before the General Assembly’s Joint Economic Committee.  WRAL’s Laura Leslie had the story: State…

L’affaire Laroque claims a victim?

            It’s official:  Rep. Mark Hilton (R-Conover) will not be seeking reelection to the state House.  The Hickory Daily Record has the story: State Rep. Mark Hilton, R-96 District, will not seek another term in…