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#ncga: Gettin’ kinda mealy-mouthed on tolling?

The state of North Carolina has been shoving tolls down the throats of the residents of northern Mecklenburg County for three years. The bureaucrats and politicians have beaten back any and every grassroots attempt to thwart the Mecklenburg tolls. But get a load of the…

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#ncpol: A Failure in Leadership

We count on our state government to do the due diligence needed to run our state effectively and efficiently.  We don’t have time.  We’ve all got to work to pay those taxes. When something like this I-77 toll fiasco — which WILL result in all of…

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#ncga: Listen to Dean Wormer, son.

”Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.” — Dean Wormer, Faber College ————————— Jason Saine is living the American dream.  Plucked out of the waiting room at the employment office and dropped into a state House seat.  Given a powerful committee…

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Repeat after me: We – Told – You -So.

“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”  — Narcotics Anonymous ———————————————————- We’ve written extensively about the toll road fight in northern Mecklenburg County. Despite all kinds of concerns out there in the public domain, and vociferous protests from area…

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#ncpol: NC DOJ awakens, announces probe of North Meck I-77 toll contractor

It’s been a four year wait, but it looks like we’re finally seeing the Cooper regime at the Department of Justice DO SOMETHING.  The DOJ has issued an ”Investigative Demand” to I-77 Mobility Partners, the entity empowered by NCDOT, the legislature and the governor’s office…

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#ncgov: So, it’s ROY COOPER’S FAULT ????

[Verse] Nobody’s fault but mine [X2] Trying to save my soul tonight It’s nobody’s fault but mine Devil he told me to roll [X2] How to roll the log tonight Nobody’s fault but mine Brother he showed me the gong Brother he showed me the…

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No money for I-77? Why not take the Garden Parkway $$$ and deep-six the tholls?

Folks in northern Mecklenburg County have been told they have no choice but to accept tholl roads to pay for the widening of I-77, a major traffic artery for the region.  The state has signed a 50-year deal with a controversial Spanish contractor to oversee…

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I-77 toll lane furor igniting GOP family feud in Charlotte area

Here we have a recent radio interview with our, um, “Republican” governor explaining how we need to pay more in gas tax and get to like paying tolls if we want better roads in North Carolina.  (I did not hear ONE word about fiscal restraint…

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#ncga [Think Jeff Tarte is going to help you stop tolls? HERE’S your sign.]

Senator Jeff Tarte has been great for this site.  We pride ourselves on calling out arrogance and indifference among the political elite.  We pride ourselves on catching politicians saying one thing to their voters, and doing another when they get to work. Ol’ Jeff is…

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Thom’s Tholl Theam retains BIG DOG lawyers in fight against lil’ ol’ anti-toll road group

Widen I-77, a citizen’s group based in North Mecklenburg County, has been making a lot of noise in fighting the state’s deal to hand over the development and management of proposed toll lanes on I-77.  These grassroots activists are apparently getting on the nerves of…