Posted in Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Gettin’ $$$ PAID $$$ (workin’ for the state)

Every time I hear stories like this, my level of sympathy for “the poor, poor state employees” drops another three notches. (*It’s been FIVE MINUTES since they got a bonus or a salary increase!*): North Carolina has billions of dollars invested in stocks, bonds and…

Posted in Economy Media NC State Government Politics

Dale Folwell wants NEW TAXES.

I soooo hoped that this is some of that fake news that our state drivebys are so fond of concocting. But it isn’t.   I don’t know how much more back-stabbing and selling-out I can stand.   From what I know of Dale Folwell personally,…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

#ncpol: ‘If you can’t beat ’em, BUY ’em.’

Incumbent state treasurer Janet Cowell fought tooth and nail against a legislative proposal, pushed by an architect and construction company, that would allow for the privatization and leasing of public school buildings with state funds.  Well, the Democrat incumbent treasurer is not seeking reelection.  But…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics

The enigmatic Mr. Royal

    The media is dismissing Steve Royal, the GOP nominee for state treasurer, as an also-ran — an after-thought.  Royal has raised very little money and has been so low-key that an awful lot of politicos (even those in his own party) have a…