Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics

#ncga: The big fight for the short session? Tax reform vs. MORE SPENDING & PAY RAISES

Contrary to the prurient desires of The Gay News & Observer, HB2 is not being seen as the big fight in the GOP-dominated General Assembly during this short session.  John Hood, the wisest man within the topographical boundaries of Wake County, informed us this weekend…

Posted in Economy Media NC legislature

#ncga: Pay raises for Speaker Moore’s staff. A gas tax hike for US.

The drive-bys gave us a peek at the salaries of all of new House speaker Tim Moore’s staff.  Most staffers got raises in the ballpark of twenty percent.   One aide – who had been working on Jones Street since 2012 — got a nearly…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media Politics

Monkey Business Report: Super-Secret CharMeck TAX INCREASE meeting ?

Mecklenburg County commissioners are floating the idea of a property tax increase to help fund pay increases for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) teachers.   Emails we obtained appear to indicate that (1) a group of commissioners, county employees, and school board members are planning a secret…