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ConnectNC: “so wide-open …. so vaguely-written it creates endless possibilities”

I talked with a high-powered source from Jones Street about why Republicans there — suposedly so frugal and conservative — were pushing the ConnectNC bond issue. Here was the source’s take: ”It is so wide-open.  The way that thing is written you can do just…

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#ncga: The BIGGER bonds, bloated budget blues

“I am willing to sit here until December.” — Rep. Nelson Dollar (8/5/15)  ________________________________ House leaders and Gov. Pat are trying to push through a bond issue AND a packed budget. Frustration is starting to build within the House GOP caucus: “The governor was told…