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CCA, NC Chamber & solar interests behind McCrory comeback tour?

Pat McCrory sure has been visible lately.  We’ve been hearing behind the scenes for months that he was feeling folks out for a political comeback in 2020.  At recent political events in Raleigh, McCrory would not rule out a 2020 run for governor. Now comes…

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#ncga Monkey Business Report: John Bell’s ‘fishy’ bill

House majority leader John Bell is a nice guy.  (I’ve actually talked with him.)  You want to like him. You want to believe what he says.  But then you remember — HE’S IN LEADERSHIP.  Choir Boys and Boy Scouts don’t make it to the top of…

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To some, NC Sound Economy “sounds” a wee bit, um. fishy

The NC Chamber came out with a rather cheery release yesterday:  The North Carolina Chamber, a nonpartisan business advocacy organization, has joined the NC Sound Economy initiative to strengthen coastal livelihoods, raise incomes and make coastal communities more resilient. The effort will support solutions that…

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#NCGA #NCSEN: The film-maker vs. The Speaker-who-would-be-senator

Citizen-journalist Nicole Revels — who produced the much discussed fisheries policy documentary currently burning up our comments section — is now turning her focus on the top man in the NC House of Representatives. In her video, Revels displays a passage from a Coastal Conservation…