Posted in DENR NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP

#ncga: Jones Street pressure sent Decker packing

The governor’s office is spinning commerce secretary Sharon Decker’s resignation as a chance for her to seek bigger and better opportunities. But a well-placed source of mine from Jones Street says the honorables sent a loud-and-clear message to Team McCrory on Blount Street that Madame…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media Politics

Sharon Decker & Family Dollar: a too cozy combo

The drive-by media is describing the upcoming vote on a sale to Dollar General by Family Dollar board member Sharon Decker as simply “awkward.”  Decker also serves as state commerce secretary and occasionally recruits new business and hands out financial incentives and other goodies.  Family…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Law & Order Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Corruption, Carolina-style 2012: “The facts are not true.”

      Wow.  I have to tuck that one away for the next time I get into hot water.   THAT is the defense put up by a state government official accused of corruption in an investigative piece by The John Locke Foundation’s Carolina…