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#ncga: Gettin’ PAID with Speaker Timmy

We’ve reported earlier on how the little guy from Cleveland County is making out like a Rockefeller thanks to his political connections.  Now, it appears he’s spreading the love — with other people’s money — to his staff on Jones Street: A day after his reelection as Speaker of the…

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#ncga: House Republican ObamaCare Caucus DOUBLES in size.

Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett) now has some company: […] State Rep. Nelson Dollar, a powerful Republican budget writer and redistricting chairman who has been an architect of some of the party’s policy priorities, touts his role in boosting teacher pay. In an interview with The Washington Post, Dollar also said…

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#ncga: In HD-36, Democrat von Haefen has MORE Dollars than Nelson

For the second quarter of 2018, that is.  One of Speaker Tim Moore’s top henchmen (who happens to chair the House Appropriations Committee) finds himself in a little bit of a fiscal hole. According to the latest campaign disclosure reports, state Rep. Nelson Dollar reports raising $38,800 for the second…

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#ncga: NC Dems blast Crone for playing nice with Dollar

I  have a lot of respect for Democrat uber-consultant / NC Spin regular Brad Crone.  I disagree with him on just about everything issues-wise. But he does have an interesting, often-on-the-mark take on the state’s political inner workings. It looks like things have gotten a wee bit pissy between ol’…

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Nelson Dollar on Thilli$$$ tiff with Ingraham: “A great audition”

Fighting with Laura Ingraham didn’t help Renee Ellmers, but the GOPe crowd in Raleigh thinks it’s a great move by our junior US senator.  Here’s Wake County state Rep. Nelson Dollar — according to Civitas, the most liberal Republican in the House —  on the boob tube this weekend: “I…

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#ncga: Finance is HARD.

He’s chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, and vice-chairman of the House Finance Committee.  He’s got a lot of say in the financial affairs of state government (as well as all of us.)  Well, an audit of NC Rep. Nelson Dollar’s campaign finances shows that even Jones Street finance gurus…

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#ncga: Outlawing stuff that is already illegal

  Not long ago, a team of legislators led by Nelson Dollar introduced a bill making it illegal to crack down on law enforcement officers seeking to enforce immigration laws.  If you do something that interferes with a lawman’s efforts to enforce the law, you are likely guilty of something…

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#ncga: A budget surplus ??? (GIVE IT BACK)

Guess what?  They shook more money out of us than they needed:  North Carolina government revenues are projected to exceed expectations by more than a half-billion dollars this fiscal year, state economists announced Thursday. The anticipated surplus could help both the GOP-controlled legislature and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper get more…

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#ncga: Dollar, Saine scoring political points at county govt expense

A reader raised this possibility earlier.  After looking into it, I think the reader may have a point. There was existing legislation granting property tax exemptions for the first $45,000 in appraised value to “disabled veterans.” ( That sounds so nice.  But the legislation makes no distinction between the guy…

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MSNBC, the Woodhouses, and Colon Campbell gets let down by Nelson Dollar

Here’s one disappointed young man: For a guy who has made his living chlllin’ ’round the urinals, that had to be hard to take! But fear not, young Mr. Campbell had the Woodhouse boys on MSNBC to soothe his woes:  N.C. Republican Party executive director Dallas Woodhouse said Thursday that…