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Sex changes. State funds. (Oh, my.)

State senator Andy Wells (R-Hickory) has decided he’s going to go poke the radical homosexual hornet’s nest, too:  […] The Trustees who run the State Health Plan faced a tough problem when they met last week: They were handed a report showing the plan –…

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#ncga: Solar regs debate has GOP chattering

Ms. Leslie, Binky’s boss over at WRAL, decided to go out and do a little of that reportin’ thing:  […] The solar industry has blossomed in North Carolina since lawmakers granted solar farms tax breaks nine years ago as part of renewable energy standards that…

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#ncga: A crony-capitalist fairy tale from Andy Wells

Mother Goose, meet state senator Andy Wells:  Asking Permission He works from sunrise to sunset, spent the last 40 years raising his family, sent his children to college (where they graduated without debt), contributes to his church, pays his taxes to help build the public…

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#ncga: Breaking News! Folks on Jones Street SOMETIMES say one thing, then do another.

I’ve heard a lot of feedback on senator Andy Wells’s essay blasting state economic incentives.   People seem to feel relieved that there is that kind of conservative common sense floating around Jones Street. But, then I had to stop and ask myself: “Self, is it…

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#ncga: GOP senator slams state Commerce Dept., economic incentives AND Atlanta

It’s kind of refreshing to hear this talk from one of the powers-that-be on Jones Street.  Here’s Senator Andy Wells (R – Alexander, Catawba):  It wasn’t news when a report showed the NC Commerce Department has given nearly 80% of its incentives money (funded by…