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#ncga: Sen. Rucho takes time, on his way out the door, to melt one of Roy Cooper’s ‘snowflakes’

‘Snowflakes’ are the easily-offended beta males you see clapping along obediently alongside their overweight alpha-feminist significant other in the audience at ‘The View.’  They take Womyn’s Studies classes in college as a way of making amends for being born into the male gender.  They buy overpriced…

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Rucho Roars at MeckGOP chairman

A dentist-turned-legislator sounds like he wants to perform a root canal on his county party chairman — without anesthetic. We told you last week about MeckGOP chairman Curtis Watkins trying to arrange a primary for House majority leader Mike Hager.  Hager punched back — calling…

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Arrivederci, Rucho!

State senator Bob Rucho (R-Mecklenburg), his body’s Finance Committee chairman, threw everyone a curve ball by announcing his decision to not seek reelection.  He’s been quite a force on Jones Street for years.  He was definitely not someone who perpetuated indifference.  EVERYBODY had an opinion…

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#ncga: Solar ‘conservatives’ going to work on Senate Republicans to keep cash flowing

We’ve all heard about the new ‘conservative’ group of solar energy fans seeking to continue government subsidies of the solar industry.  (Never mind that solar energy is neither cheap nor ‘green.’  Never mind that – at  best — solar is a supplement to more traditional…

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#ncga: A payday for drive-by reporters?

It appears that twin brothers Bob Rucho and Tom Apodaca are taking pity on the drive-bys who spend so much time peppering them with stupid questions and making them miserable.  The GOP senators introduced a bill allowing for unemployment insurance and workman’s compensation payments for…

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Bob Rucho, Duck Dynasty & the fascist speech police

I try to avoid the whole TMZ-reality show-Kardashian worship thing.  But the recent crack-down on comments that “offend” certain approved victim groups has dragged me in.   Lefties like to lecture us about freedom of speech, freedom of speech, freedom of choice, etc. etc ad…

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Budget brouhaha: NCGOP leaders accepting Dem premise we have revenue, not spending problem?

The GOP majority on Jones Street has passed budget  packages.  The House and Senate versions are both in the ballpark of $20.6 billion (hundreds of millions higher than Bev Perdue’s last budget). Mainly, the chambers are differing on spending priorities: Transportation.   Gov. Pat has described…

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State treasurer jumps into turf war over Charlotte airport

      A deputy to state treasurer Janet Cowell is warning that efforts to take Charlotte Douglas International Airport away from the City of Charlotte and have it run by a new regional authority could have negative consequences on the state’s borrowing power: Transferring…

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Team Charlotte SPLIT on voter ID details?

      House Speaker Thom Tillis and Gov. Pat McCrory have BOTH said they would be willing to accept voter ID legislation that DOES NOT require an officially-issued photo ID in order to vote in North Carolina.  State Senator Bob Rucho (R-Charlotte), chairman of…

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Tillis & Rucho: Pre-K $$$ BAD. $$$ for Panthers, Red Line GOOD.

        It’s quite a rarity to find myself agreeing with Chris Fitzsimon.  But I’m in one of those moments.  (What’s next? Cats and dogs living together?) One of Chris’s latest posts tackles the events on Jones Street — naturally — from the…