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More, um, “fun” with the NCGOP treasurer

    Jason Lemons is a busy guy.  He’s chairman of the Harnett County Board of Education.  He oversees the finances for the Harnett County GOP and its building fund.  AND he’s the treasurer for the North Carolina Republican Party itself. We told you earlier…

Posted in campaign 2020 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

Stupid. Big Mouth. Patently dishonest. (Not much has changed.)

  It always insults my intelligence to see big-time  marketing pros peddling something to me as new and improved — when, in fact, it is pretty much the same as it always was and hasn’t exactly been improved.   Seeing THIS on Facebook the other…

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#ncgop: STILL paying her to run for office. STILL paying for Robin’s airplane.

  Barbara Jackson got thrown under the bus before the first early vote got cast in her reelection bid to the state Supreme Court.  We’re now getting frantic  emails about  how the turbulent 2018 election took a toll on NCGOP  finances.  Let’s take a moment…

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#ncga: House leaders put anti-Folwell bill on fast track

  As it turns out, the House Insurance committee will not get a crack at HB 184, a bill drafted by hospital lobbyists to hobble treasurer Dale Folwell’s efforts at transparency and cost-control with the state employees health plan. The bill got rammed through the…

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WSJ: Subject of FBI probe appeared to PROSPER during Wayne Goodwin tenure at NC DOI

  NCGOP chairman Robin Hayes on an FBI surveillance tape.    Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and a PAC tied to Lt. Gov. Dan Forest receiving BIG $$$$ from the subject of an FBI probe.  Now, sources close to said subject of said FBI probe are…

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Anti-Folwell bill passes House Health Committee by voice vote, Moves ON.

  We’ve seen it time and again:  SPECIAL INTEREST MONEY TALKS.   The solar goons have worked their black magic by raining cash down on Jones Street.  And now the hospital lobby has done the same and achieved the same results. Laugh yourself silly the…

Posted in campaign 2019 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

Congressional candidate forums!

  With two open seats in an off-year, we’ve got quite a historic time here in our state.  There are a lot of folks competing for your attention and your votes in order to go to DC. We want you to to vote.  And we…

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Cost to taxpayers of blocking Folwell’s transparency efforts with state health plan? $400-600 MILLION.

  That’s the word of warning being issued by state treasurer Dale Folwell to loaded-down-with-lobbyist-cash legislators seeking to advance legislation tomorrow thwarting some cost-saving measures championed by Folwell: The Fiscal Research Division (FRD) of the North Carolina General Assembly issued a “Legislative Actuarial Note” on…

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#ncga: Anti- Folwell lynch mob tried to hide the facts. (We found them.)

  State Rep. Josh Dobson tried — tried — tried to keep this quiet until the committee hearing tomorrow.  (He REALLY tried.) Soooooooooooo — Doing NOTHING, like the bought-and-paid for lynch mob wants to do would cost the state (and, of course, US) up to…

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#ncga: Just say HELL NO to a voice vote

  In tomorrow’s attempted ‘hit’ on treasurer Dale Folwell, many of the gutless denizens of  Jones Street will demonstrate their love for the special interest dollar and hatred of the spotlight. Here is the membership of the Health Committee. Greg Murphy (R-Pitt) is the senior…