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#ncga Education follies: 40 is the new D. (And let’s not forget — FREE MONEY !!!!)

While I’ve been resting, the honorables on Jones Street have kept churning out some doozies.  I am sure you’ve all heard about the grading scale for the state’s public schools.  Before you start cheering your county’s A or B (or C), take a look at…

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Tillis: Laroque mess headed to ethics committee

      North Carolina state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Cornelius)  says allegations swirling around taxpayer-subsidized loans by state Rep. Stephen Laroque (R-Kinston) to himself (Laroque), family members and legislative colleagues are being referred to the House Ethics Committee for review: House Speaker Thom Tillis…

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Rep. LaRoque and the latest on the smell test

        The problems keep piling up for state Rep. Stephen LaRoque (R-Kinston) — a close political ally and friend of SpeakerrrrrRichardMorgan™.   According to the left-wing group NCPolicyWatch, a defamation lawsuit LaRoque filed against a political opponent is starting to backfire on…

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STILL not passing the smell test …

NC PolicyWatch, a Raleigh-based leftist think tank, is ratcheting up its reporting on NC State Rep. Stephen LaRoque (R-Kinston): N.C. State Rep. Stephen LaRoque tapped a federally-funded non-profit he ran to loan his own company money, according to documents filed in the Lenoir County Courthouse…

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LaRoque fires back on loan controversy …

NC State Rep. Stephen LaRoque (R-Kinston)  called a press conference this week to counter ethics questions raised against him by a left-leaning public interest group: Rep. Stephen LaRoque on Tuesday defended his pair of federally funded nonprofits that provided loans to two members of the…