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#ncga: Jim Perry, solar (and wind) goon?

  Methinks Henry Hinton and I gave the freshman Republican senator from Kinston  a wee bit too much credit.   I got the impression from listening to Henry’s Greenville-based radio program that Perry was allied with majority leader Harry Brown to limit the expansion of…

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Jones St. drive-bys: Somebody took our “office” space away. (Call a waambulance!)

  Laura Leslie –– who should be unemployed due to the foul social media screeds she posted against conservatives and Christians a few years back — is miffed.  House leadership apparently evicted the lazy drive-bys from their alleged “work” space — where they awaited news…

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#ncga: Steinburg hits up Currituck AGAIN for basketball $$$$$

  We wrote extensively on last year’s Steinburg-sponsored debacle in Asheville.  In his rookie outing as a basketball promoter, then-Rep., now-senator Bob Steinburg promised all kinds of benefits for Currituck County.  For the “cheap” price of $50,000.  (It didn’t hurt that now-Rep. Bobby Hanig —…

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NCGOPe battles to save state elections board’s Lil’ Kim from mean ol’ Roy

  THIS right here, is akin to an  endorsement from  Thom Tillis right now:     Great competence?  She and her staff have ignored a whole lot of misbehavior on both sides of the aisle on Jones Street.  That’s ONE big reason why THIS GUY…

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#ncpol: DUMB -DA-DUMB-DUMB

  There’s nothing like having  someone young enough to be your daughter, with 1/100th the life experience and 1/1000th the business experience, tell you that what you’re saying is dumb.  Especially when this particular teenager is a “policy analyst” for Civitas,  allegedly the leader in…

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#ncga: Moore County leaders blast legislative meddling in local issues

    Since the advent of the alleged “conservative revolution” in Raleigh, we’ve gotten a lot of lip-service about “local control” and reducing Raleigh’s influence on people’s lives.     We’ve got a Republican-controlled General Assembly.  Moore County’s county and municipal governments are all pretty…

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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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#ncpol: First big scandal of NCGOP era in Raleigh is re: insurance AND NOT SOLAR. (Who’da thunk it?)

  If you told me early on about perp-walking politicos around Charlotte and Raleigh, I sure would have believed it to have been tied to shady solar deals on Jones Street.  But no, it turned out to be what looks like a petty ham-handed effort…

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#ncga: GOP-led House passes 2nd reading of anti-Folwell bill, smacks down effort to stop it

  The Republican troops on Jones Street keep marching along to the tune called by their Hospital Association paymasters.  HB184, which ties treasurer Dale Folwell’s hands in trying to control costs with the state health plan, got rammed through the NC House on a second…

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#ncga: Legislatin’ is HAAAAAAARD.

  I know I couldn’t stand it.  All the lying, back-stabbing and outright thievery would produce some hellacious sensory overload.   Seriously, the way the system is currently set up — you can’t afford to be a state legislator unless you are: retired, independently wealthy,…