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Top NCGA GOP staffer: Trump is a ‘buffoon’

Yep.  Another textbook example of what the inside-the-beltline crowd thinks of US and OUR president: Mr. Woodcox, esq. is “special counsel” to the North Carolina General Assembly.  More specifically, He serves as an adviser to Speaker Tim Moore and Senate president pro tem Phil Berger….

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Drivebys: Hurricane damage fault of Jones St. GOP

You gotta looooooove that “logic”: North Carolina legislators voted in 2012 to ban the use of a report that showed the ocean could rise as much as 39 inches by 2100. Now, with Hurricane Florence bearing down on the Carolinas, and thousands evacuating from the…

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Monetary messes for many NC local governments

We’re coming up on the November elections.  Many counties will have commissioners on the ballot.  You’ll hear a lot about how great things are in your neck of the woods.  For many localities across the state, data collected and monitored by the state treasurer’s office…

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#ncga: Devil in the details …

House Republicans have a group of young guys and gals holed up at NCGOP HQ implementing the caucus campaign strategy (buying ads, issuing press releases, etc.).  Sometimes the individual legislator campaigns take care of stuff.  Here’s one example from Facebook that has some heads all…

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The Steinburg Invitational: Wanna go?

Excitement is in the air.  If you’re planning to be in the vicinity of Asheville, North Carolina over Thanksgiving, state Rep. Bob Steinburg is bringing you some quality college basketball to watch IN PERSON:  Arkansas State, Eastern Illinois, UNC-Wilmington, and Gardner Webb. What?  Don’t find…

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#ncga: HD-51’s Sauls about as conservative as his Dem predecessor

Meet The New Boss.  Same as the old boss. Folks in Lee and Harnett counties who thought they were voting for a change in 2016 DID NOT GET much of one.  They traded a Democrat House member, Brad Salmon, for a Republican named John Sauls….

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Re job creation: less Apple & Amazon, more what’s ALREADY THERE.

Yes, THAT is the message from some Establishment pointy-head types at The Brookings Institute writing in Harvard Business Review: Amazon’s highly visible search for a second headquarters has offered one tremendous public benefit: it has raised public awareness of what bad economic development is. Even…

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Char-Meck schools go ‘gangsta’ on N. Meck taxpayers

Not so long ago, we were told how terrible it was to crack down on local governments.  (Something about bathrooms and cross-dressing.) Well, that apparently only applies if sane folks are hassling the liberal counter-culture. Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools has dropped a bomb on taxpayers in North…

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#ncga: David Lewis, ETHICS LAW chairman ???

I stumbled across this gem today: Ethics Law Chairman?  I knew Lewis was the big elections kahuna for the House.  But putting him in charge of ANYTHING akin to ETHICS??? (Yikes.) Let’s review, shall we? December 2015:  Lewis was the subject of an ethics complaint…

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#ncga: To be continued …

In the wake of the felony indictment of Bob Steinburg’s top legislative AND campaign aide,  Steinburg supporters immediately blasted the grand jury’s decision as part of a Dare County-based political conspiracy.  One would have to wonder if they’ll stand by that argument — given that…