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LaRoque fires back on loan controversy …

NC State Rep. Stephen LaRoque (R-Kinston)  called a press conference this week to counter ethics questions raised against him by a left-leaning public interest group: Rep. Stephen LaRoque on Tuesday defended his pair of federally funded nonprofits that provided loans to two members of the…

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North Carolina’s “Monty Hall” Republicans in Washington …

The new majority in the state legislature has been a pleasant surprise for North Carolina conservatives, who have stewed for years about the spending smorgasbord on Jones Street.  We have been seeing a lot of principled conservatism and common-sense legislation coming out of the legislature…

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Passing the smell test …

I had such high hopes for state Rep. Stephen LaRoque (R-Kinston).  When he first came to the legislature, he was joined at the hip with former state Rep. Richard Morgan and his sweetheart deal with House Democrats.  LaRoque lost a bruising reelection fight, as did…

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Legislators listening to business people about policies that affect businesses. Oh, the horror …

According to the N&O, and other liberal mouthpieces, the fact that NC state legislators and businesspeople are getting together to talk about legislation means SOMETHING sinister is going on: The American Legislative Exchange Council is holding its annual conference in New Orleans, on the heels…

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Our “leaders” cheer trillions in new debt …

Disgusting.  Just disgusting.  The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives approved a historic $2.4 trillion increase in the federal debt ceiling.  The “honorables” proceeded to applaud and cheer the vote results.  I never thought I’d see the day where the North Carolina General Assembly was more…

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Dems and the N&O: The sky is STILL falling! Seriously. We swear! (Would we lie to you?)

State Democrats and their allies in the teachers union are STILL trying to beat up on conservatives in the legislature for the budget recently passed by both chambers despite the protests of most of that body’s Democrats and the veto of Madame Governor. It’s the…

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A mixed review for Tuesday’s legislative session …

The conservative majority in the state legislature continued their beatdown of Madame Governor in Tuesday’s business — overriding her vetoes of bills limiting the payment of unemployment benefits and installing a waiting period for abortions in the state.  Supporters of the override said it was…

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YES, there IS life AFTER government funding …

The recently passed state budget cut out funding for the North Carolina Governor’s School,  and The Left quickly pounced on that as another piece of evidence of how conservatives want to hurt the state’s children. What were our state’s most academically gifted children to do without an…

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And the beatdown goes on ….

(No that’s not me misquoting some famous song lyrics by The Whispers. Or was it Sonny & Cher ?) We’re talking about the action today at the legislative building in Raleigh.  The legislature convincingly overrode THREE more of Madame Governor’s vetoes. We here at the…

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McIntyre: I’m running in NC-7 regardless of final map

Congressman Mike McIntyre has said publicly that he plans to run for reelection to his 7th district seat regardless of what the final redistricting map looks like.  Two maps have come out of the legislature.  The first map had more than half of McIntyre’s home…