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#ncga: Seriously. HOW is this good news?

  Exhibit A:   That is Speaker Timmy’s chief spokesman cheering the “over-collection” of revenue by the state to the tune of $700M. Now here’s Speaker Timmy doing the same in Exhibit B:     Sooooo — the “conservative revolution” thinks it is a good…

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Folwell calls Jones Street’s bluff, advances transparency for state health plan

  Legislators and the deep-pocketed paymasters in the hospital lobby tried to tie state treasurer Dale Folwell’s hands on reforming the state health plan.  They succeeded in getting HB184 through the House, but there has been  no action in the Senate.     Meanwhile, Folwell…

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#ncga: Moore County leaders blast legislative meddling in local issues

    Since the advent of the alleged “conservative revolution” in Raleigh, we’ve gotten a lot of lip-service about “local control” and reducing Raleigh’s influence on people’s lives.     We’ve got a Republican-controlled General Assembly.  Moore County’s county and municipal governments are all pretty…

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Report: Pay-to-play, the Jason Saine way.

  A non-profit watchdog that has bedeviled Speaker Timmy in recent months and years has now set its sights on a certain tubby little parasite from Lincoln County.  The Campaign for Accountability (CfA) has issued a report detailing the rather interesting timing between campaign contributions…

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#NC-09: STILL no campaign report! (Where is it?)

      The chuckleheads in Raleigh have been standing in  a circle for months now patting themselves on the back for — in their minds — eradicating vote fraud in the Ninth Congressional District.     Apparently,  the mission was ACCOMPLISHED once Mark Harris’s…

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NCGOP HQ, Locke Foundation overlook the REPUBLICAN trying to revive the film tax credit

  Here’s foul-mouthed lil’ Jeff over at NCGOP HQ in his weekly “Republican Recap” email:     Soooooo   — I guess state Rep. Jason Saine (R-Lincolnton) now counts as a “Wilmington Democrat.”  Saine — House Appropriations Committee chairman and a member of Speaker Timmy’s inner…

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#hayesscandal: Speaker Timmy, Chairman Costanza, & Berger also huddled with Lindberg. (Timmy & Wayne got some $$$. Phil, apparently, did not.)

  Insurance commissioner Mike Causey has hinted that more indictments are likely on the way in this mess.  Could some new drive by media reporting be pointing us in the direction of where this case goes next?:   Top Republican legislative leaders met repeatedly with…

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#hayesscandal: Indicted party boss STILL holds a lot of power

    Never mind that federal authorities have slapped him with FIVE — count ’em — FIVE criminal indictments.  Robin Hayes is still in a position to heavily influence the near future of the North Carolina Republican Party.   Despite drive by media reports that…

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#hayesscandal: How to earn yourself a primary challenger

  With the 2016 downfall of Pat McCrory, Dan Forest was thrust into the spotlight as the NCGOP’s top statewide dog. It was like being called up from the farm team to the major leagues.   Prior to that, for Forest, it was nice and…

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#hayesscandal: Did NCGOP $$$ finance (alleged) criminal activity?

  The indictment documents against state Republican Party chairman Robin Hayes and three others specifically mention meetings among the alleged conspirators at the Statesville Airport (“on or about March 5, 2018”) and at the Concord Regional Airport (“on or about February 14, 2018”, top of…