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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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#ncga: (*CHOKE!*) Folding like one of Jason Saine’s suits.

I guess it was too much to expect the NCGOPe to stand strong for an embattled conservative member of their party.  (Or even to fight for clean elections.  Or defend one of their former House colleagues who lost reelection under shady circumstances.)  We told you…

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#ncga: Auditing Mr. Saine

He’s vice chairman of the Appropriations Committee and Senior Chairman of the Finance Committee.  He has a lot of say on issues relating to the state’s finances and the your bank account.  But it appears the gentleman from Lincoln County is having quite the challenge…

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#ncga: Dollar, Saine scoring political points at county govt expense

A reader raised this possibility earlier.  After looking into it, I think the reader may have a point. There was existing legislation granting property tax exemptions for the first $45,000 in appraised value to “disabled veterans.” ( That sounds so nice.  But the legislation makes…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Jason Saine, no opponents but STILL hoovering up that special interest cash

Yessirree.  We’ve heard all about the esteemed chairman of the House Finance Committee, the gentleman from Lincoln County, and his amazing rise from unemployment to finance kingpin. His skill at “appropriating” his campaign funds toward *important campaign tools* like  new clothes ($19,000-plus), iPads, airline flights, travel…

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#ncga: Naming Names. (Jason Saine, Kelly Hastings, Tom James … )

On the face of it, H1042 looks like good policy.  It appears to require candidates for office to account for EVERY DIME their campaign takes in.  If a person gives you ONE DOLLAR, you need their name, address, and occupation for your campaign report.  Some…

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Jason Saine: No primary or general election opposition. Over $122K in “campaign expenses.”

Politicians like to talk tough on ethics — banning gifts from lobbyists, limiting contribution amounts, that kind of thing. But what does all that matter when people with interests before a particular legislative body simply donate to a pol’s “campaign fund” which is then used…

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#ncga: Even more ALEC-Jason Saine goodness

The Haymaker is EVERYWHERE, folks.  I mean: EVERYWHERE.    I was contacted yesterday by a very plugged-in source from our nation’s capital.  This source was expressing some interest in our item about state Rep.Jason Saine and his big-spending re-election campaign in an off-year. Many of…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga A Saine for a Saine: A GREAT Super Bowl bet

That tubby little parasite Jason Saine is getting in on the ol’ bet-a-pol-from-the-other-state meme that has been beat to death for DECADES around Super Bowl time:   From: Rep. Jason Saine Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2016 5:03 PMTo: @House/Members; @Senate/MembersSubject: Will You Accept the Challenge? Go Panthers! Dear Colleagues:  …

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#ncga Jason Saine: Mo’ money, NO problems (apparently).

You would THINK — after becoming a statewide laughingstock — some people would learn a lesson.  But no, the NCGA’s (and Lincoln County’s) $19,000 man is still rolling along, living the good life on the campaign fund. Jason Saine’s mid-year reports are already well-reported on…