Posted in campaign 2020 Media NCGOP Politics

Cooper aims LOW at Folwell

  You would think revelations that his transportation department is overspending by $2 billion and possibly broke the law would concern him.   But we’re dealing with a guy who sat in the AG’s office for sixteen years doing absolutely nothing — stumbling into the…

Posted in campaign 2020 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Folwell to Cooper: Fire your DOT secretary!

      This sounds like something that ought to be coming from the state’s alleged conservative party (if they had a communications office worth a damn) or from someone trying to establish himself as North Carolina’s conservative leader and take Roy Cooper’s job (looking…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: A Failure in Leadership

We count on our state government to do the due diligence needed to run our state effectively and efficiently.  We don’t have time.  We’ve all got to work to pay those taxes. When something like this I-77 toll fiasco — which WILL result in all of…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: Team McCrory playing hardball in Meck toll dispute

We’ve written extensively about the I-77 toll road dispute in northern Mecklenburg County.  it’s been quite heated.  It cost — and came close to costing — some area politicians their jobs.  The McCrory administration has stood firm on the deal with the Spanish contractor —…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Charles Jeter to NCDOT ???

That is the smoking hot word on Jones Street last night and today.  The Republican House member from Mecklenburg  is at the center of talk about who will lead that massive bureaucracy for the rest of the McCrory era. As you all know, Tony Tata left…

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Ten years into 99 year deal, Cintra looking to cash out of Chicago toll deal

From our nation’s heartland comes yet one more omen about a potential future for north Mecklenburg residents in the vicinity of the proposed I-77 toll project: The Skyway concession company’s executives have informed Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration they’re trying to sell their interest in running…

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Thom’s Tholl Theam retains BIG DOG lawyers in fight against lil’ ol’ anti-toll road group

Widen I-77, a citizen’s group based in North Mecklenburg County, has been making a lot of noise in fighting the state’s deal to hand over the development and management of proposed toll lanes on I-77.  These grassroots activists are apparently getting on the nerves of…

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#ncpol: Texas toll experience shoots holes in #ncga, McCrory admin spin

The day after the election, a Charlotte TV station went down to Texas to check out a toll project run by the same Spanish firm slated to take over the expansion of Mecklenburg County’s I-77.  Charlotte area residents — and likely others across North Carolina…

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#NCGA: Oh, yeah. Here’s where the gas tax money goes.

We’ve posted previously about our frustration over paying an obscenely high gas tax while being told by Raleigh politicians that there is no money to maintain existing or build new roads. Some internal docs at NCDOT are shedding some light on what happens to all of…

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.   …