#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 House, the office of Rep. Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) released details of his full staff and their salaries to ABC11. Moore, himself, will make $38,151 in a part-time role. Most of his 15-member staff, with the exception of two interns, are full-time positions. The Speaker’s Chief of Staff, Scott “Bart” Goodson,…

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Gettin’ $$$ PAID $$$ (workin’ for the state)

Every time I hear stories like this, my level of sympathy for “the poor, poor state employees” drops another three notches. (*It’s been FIVE MINUTES since they got a bonus or a salary increase!*): North Carolina has billions of dollars invested in stocks, bonds and more – but it needs someone to decide what to do with all that money. The state’s $94 billion pension plan is responsible for making sure retired teachers, cops and other government workers are taken care of. It has been without a permanent leader since July, when the chief investment officer at the state treasurer’s…

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#ncga: No money for roads. PLENTY of money for leadership staff salaries.

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.  Yet, the folks at the AP are sharing with us some interesting details about the legislative leadership’s priorities: As North Carolina’s population soars and annual sessions of the General Assembly often extend deep into the summer, larger staffs for the top lawmakers running the legislature have also become the norm. Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore counted over a dozen workers in each of their offices at the start of this year’s session. The…

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Gov. Pat & the DOT budget: ‘Bev did it, too’ is NOT an excuse

Republicans took over in Raleigh promising to change the culture — No More Business As Usual. Now we have our Republican governor defending a questionable practice by claiming he’s only doing the same thing Bev Perdue did: House leaders are OK with a quiet decision by the McCrory administration to pay some of the governor’s staff salaries with highway tax dollars, but the Senate has a different idea: Nip it in the budget. The Senate budget shines a spotlight on unreported transfers of more than $267,000 from the state Department of Transportation to the governor’s budget, and it says the move will be…

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Gov. Pat, those twenty-somethings and the big salaries

It pains me to even come close to being on the same side of an issue with Chris Fitzsimon and the gang.  They raised a stink about salaries paid to a couple of 24 year olds in the McCrory administration, and the sycophants in the state’s mainstream media picked up the ball and ran with it. The stink of hypocrisy fills the air when the same crowd  — who demands people be hired into jobs and admitted into colleges based solely on their race or gender — complain about the current Republican administration’s personnel decisions.  I’ll admit it sounds strange…

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Wanna get rich? Get a job with UNC!

  Campus lefties are crying over Gov. Pat’s plans to cut $140 million from the UNC system.   The lefties suggest that cutting even ONE PENNY from the university system budget will critically damage the quality of higher education in North Carolina.  Really? Let’s look at that. UNC-Chapel Hill founded the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity in order to give John Edwards something to do between presidential runs.  (John-Boy parted ways with the university  right about the time that whole National Enquirer — bastard love child thing blew up.) Well,   the university has brought in a new lefty to…

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