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#ncga: Berger & co. slap back at Gov. Pat

He thought it was a neat idea. At the end of last session, Gov. Pat stood with House leaders and then-speaker Thom Tillis to blast the Republican-controlled Senate.  Our chief executive has had all kinds of harsh words for Senate leaders in the interim. Some…

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NC-02: District GOPers pass resolution condemning corporate welfare, targeted economic incentives

At their convention this weekend, Second Congressional District Republicans passed a resolution condemning the use of taxpayer money to, um, “persuade” businesses to come to North Carolina or to expand within the Tar Heel State.  The move is sure to cause a few tremors in…

Posted in campaign 2014 Economy Media NC legislature Politics

Memo to Establishment: Sometimes, taxes mean more than freebies

House speaker Thom Tillis and his team, Gov. Pat McCrory, and scores of big names in the state’s business establishment have been harping on the alleged importance of customized, special incentives to lure new business — from TV and movie productions to industry —  to…