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#ncga: David Lewis. A $500K “loan” from a federal indictee? (Nothing to see here. Move along.)

  Once again, we have a story about ETHICS and the second-most powerful man in the North Carolina House: A powerful state legislator borrowed half a million dollars last year from a man later indicted and accused of trying to bribe another state official.  …

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RINO Report: At least TWO Paul Shumaker “horses” line up for 2020 races

  Former state senator Tamara Barringer has apparently picked up the NCGOP “endorsement” for state Supreme Court. While on Jones Street, year-in-and-out, she ranked as the (or one of the) most liberal Republicans in the chamber.     Let’s hop in the wayback machine and…

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#ncga: Steve Tyson reportedly eyeing Speciale seat

  The smoke is just starting to clear from conservative icon Mike Speciale’s bombshell announcement of his departure from Jones  Street (and his Craven County-based House seat).   My moles in that neck of the woods report that local businessman and political figure Steve Tyson…

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Do what you were elected to do, and the sharks come for you

    It’s a sad state of affairs that the three most likely folks to draw well-funded opponents in 2020 are treasurer Dale Folwell, insurance commissioner Mike Causey, and auditor Beth Wood.  All three have done an outstanding job of looking out for the little…

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#ncga: Does Jamie Boles REALLY deserve Lowell Simon?

  Moore’s Republican legislator, like our president, is  being forced to deal with loons from the other party screaming nonsense at him.     I have to admit — Jamie Boles is a nice guy, but very frustrating.  He could afford to be more conservative…

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#ncga: Speciale NOT running for reelection in 2020

    Wow.  The number of bona fide conservatives is rapidly dwindling away in the North Carolina House.  Some have retired — as the result of frustration over a gerrymandered district, or to take on a bigger, better opportunity, or out of frustration with the…

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Will complaint against Robeson elections chairman disappear down that same Raleigh ‘black hole’ that ate 2015 ethics complaint against David Lewis?

    Inquiring minds want to know.   It’s easy to say:   “We got Dan Bishop elected, now move on.”   But is it about more than that?  Do we really want to ensure that all 100 counties run elections as cleanly as possible?  Or are…

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#ncga: Where WERE House Democrats?

    The House Democrat caucus, their useless governor, their crazed fans out in the hinterlands, and some of the drive-by media have kept alive a conspiracy theory alleging that Speaker Timmy and his sidekick Mr. Lewis orchestrated some trickery to get the budget veto…

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#ncga: As the House Screams

    If you were watching the goings-on on Jones Street yesterday,  you might have thought you stumbled across a C-SPAN broadcast of the British House of Commons.  THAT is the place where they tend to get rowdy and bawdy.   Rep. Deb Butler (D-Wilmington)…

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Solar goons, Cooper ramming through Big Brother-ish “Clean Energy Plan”

  It’s been crafted by Cooper allies on the state Utilities Commission — along with some help from some bought-and-paid-for solar goons on Jones Street.  The public is being allowed very little say on the matter. Even though it will have a tremendous impact on…