Posted in campaign 2014 Media NC legislature NC State Government Phil Berger Politics Thom Tillis

#NCGA: McCrory blasts Senate for respecting state constitution & concept of balanced budgets

The North Carolina constitution requires a balanced budget.  Gov. Pat and Speaker Thom got together and submitted a revised budget plan that does not balance. Speaker Thom whipped his troops into shape and passed his deal with the governor through the House. The Senate sent…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Democrats Economy Kay Hagan Media NCGOP ObamaCare Politics Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: Stay out of my lady parts, but shell out some $$$ for my BIRTH CONTROL!

The US Supreme Court is acting incredibly sensible these days.  One of their latest decisions, the Hobby Lobby case, offered up some protections for employers dealing with the ObamaCare atrocity being shoved down their throats.  The court said, under the First Amendment, employers actually have…

Posted in Media NC legislature NCGOP Pat McCrory Phil Berger Thom Tillis

#NCGA: Mr. Berger & co. don’t like Pat & Thom’s budget deal. (Um, SURPRISE ?!)

Looks like “The Family Feud” is moving into a new phase of unpleasantness.  It’s *great timing* — given the effort to achieve party unity for the election five months from now.   We foresaw trouble when Gov. Pat and Speaker Thom decided to go their…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Kay Hagan Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

New #NCSEN poll: Hagan STILL leading Tillis

A week back, leftist pollster PPP came out with a poll showing the state of the race as:  Hagan 39, Tillis 34, Haugh 11.  Of course, folks noted PPP’s ideological bias — and other concerns about their methodology — in poo pooing their findings. Now,…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Phil Berger Politics Thom Tillis

Tillis, McCrory: House, Senate not so far apart on budget agreement. (Really? OK, then. Where’s Mr. Berger?)

House Speaker Thom Tillis and Gov. Pat McCrory had a big media event yesterday.  They were touting the idea of separating education from the rest of the budget and passing the education part FIRST.  They invited Democrat state superintendent of public instruction June Atkinson to…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

#NCGA: Sources say Tillis Senate race likely a factor in House-Senate budget talks

A well-placed Jones Street source — who has a vote on the floor of his chamber — tells us that Phil Berger and his team may have the upper hand on Thom Tillis and his House leadership team in the budget negotiations: “This session is…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

I-77 Tholl Road Thom-foolery: *Pay no attention to those leaked state govt documents*

Political elites lusting for the installation of toll roads from Murphy to Manteo are having conniptions over reports that the first battery of tolls could cost commuters as much as $20 per day.  Never mind that information came from internal state documents prepared in 2012.   …

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Democrats Kay Hagan Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: PPP says Hagan opening up lead on Tillis while Libertarian Haugh polls at 11%

Public Policy Polling is out with some new numbers on the highly-watched US Senate race here in good ol’ NC.  The survey of 1,076 registered North Carolina voters between June 12 and June 15 says 39 percent support incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan, 34 percent back…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NC legislature Politics Thom Tillis

The I-77 Tholl Roads: Radio Transmitters in Commuter Cars?

Boy, this story about the HOT Lanes / Toll Roads keeps getting, um, *better.* We know that Thom Tillis, Pat McCrory and the rest of the CharMeckGOP “mafia” have been singing the praises of High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes as a way to pay for…

Posted in campaign 2014 Education Jerry Tillman Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

#NCGA: A Common Core food fight?

Want to send blood pressure readings through the roof?  Mention those two magical C-words among a crowd of people and stand back to watch the ensuing fireworks.  Common Core is a federally-coordinated public education curriculum endorsed by the educrats, The US Chamber of Commerce, and…