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#ncga: Drugs, David Lewis and DEMOCRATS. (Oh, my.)

House leadership HATESsssssssss  Rep. Justin Burr.    It’s easy to understand why.  He’s a smug little guy who will not shut up when he’s told to do so.  Burr used to be part of the club.  But various and sundry infighting put him on the…

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“Conservative Future Fund” = Bill Graham, Jay Faison + DEE STEWART

There have been all kinds of shady groups stuffing fliers in our mailboxes, making robo-calls and running ads this election season.  One of the more active groups against conservative legislators in Raleigh has been something called “Conservative Future Fund.” One of their biggest targets has…

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#ncga: House majority leader files elections complaint

House Majority leader Mike Hager is stepping in to defend one of his caucus members being savaged by a Raleigh-based Super PAC: To:kim.strach@ncsbe.gov Subject:Conservative Future Fund 527 Ms. Strach, Thank you for meeting with Representative Burr and myself last week. Below you will find a…

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#ncga: Chamber of (Crony) Commerce

The North Carolina Chamber appears to be following the national Chamber’s lead in going all-out in support of statism and the establishment.  They told us in ads, last year, that our kids were going to die fiery deaths in their school buses if the legislature…

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#ncga: Solar goons backing Burr’s primary foe

We’ve been documenting the fight over crony capitalism for solar farms within the NCGOP.  We’ve got folks who think tax breaks and subsidies for solar panels is a more important fight than, oh, the size and scope of government, taxes, the economy.  *Minor stuff like…

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#ncga: The House’s dirty laundry gets aired

State Rep. Justin Burr and Speaker Tim Moore have been publicly trading barbs over the past few days.  Well, Burr has gotten in the last word — for now — in this affair:   While we’re at it, how about the condo?  Did he buy…

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#ncga: Tiny Tim roars back

It appears that state Rep. Justin Burr’s public broadside struck a nerve with House speaker Tim Moore: Moore said in a phone interview he plans to seek the speakership for the 2017-18 session if he’s re-elected to his House seat. He deemed Burr “disgruntled” and…

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#ncga: Um, tell us how you REALLY feel.

For a while, I’ve been hearing that state Rep. Justin Burr has been learning a painful lesson: In politics, people will lie to you and stab you in the back.  (I know, it’s shocking stuff.)  In the Tillis era — Burr was a golden boy…

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#ncga: But, but but — It’s them bloggers’s fault !!!

That was apparently the spin — as reported to us by a faithful reader —  put forth recently by state Rep. Frank Iler (R-Brunswick) in response to questions about those “affiliated committees.”: ”As for the second provision in the bill, it was about good accounting…

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#ncga: A bail-bond backtrack

During the last session, there was quite a hubbub over legislation that critics say appeared to directly benefit the family of a legislator close to then-speaker Thom Tillis. Rep. Justin Burr (R-Stanly) and his family have been in the bail bond business across four North  Carolina counties…