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#ncga: Compliance. (Not so hard after all.)

It is A-mazing how a little embarrassing publicity can cause a pol to straighten up and fly right.  We told you earlier about state Rep. John Torbett neglecting to file ANYTHING with the board of elections for 2015. Well, it looks like Torbett has hustled…

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#ncga: Compliance is HARD.

We know all about senator Fletcher Hartsell.  We’ve seen the video and copy detailing speaker Tim Moore’s campaign finance reporting challenges.  We also saw state Rep. Kelly Hastings paying himself and his wife quite a bit out of his campaign fund.  Now, we learn that…

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#ncga: drones and waivers, oh my.

The House Judiciary IV committee had a hearing this morning.  (Of course, we had moles in the room.)   One of the topics they discussed was the new regulations governing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, aka “drones”) in North Carolina.  Of particular interest in that discussion,…

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#ncga: Lightening some wallets to make NC the “Good Roads State”

Aaaaaaaaaand the “conservative revolution” rolls on.  Rep. John Torbett (R-Stanley) introduced HB 927 that whacks the gas tax down to size but jacks up all kinds of fees for North Carolina drivers and taxpayers.  Here are some of the, um, “highlights”:  […] ?  Cut the…