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The Jones Street way: Spend more on stuff people don’t want and don’t need

We get word today that a House committee — mostly Republicans, mind you — have endorsed the idea of throwing more money at a liberal dream:  […] Separate legislation would seek to repeal a provision in last September’s state budget law that would cap state…

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The new McCrory math: Record unemployment + Billions in Debt = new multi-billion-$$$ light rail

  Gov.-elect Pat McCrory is not ruling out having the state pay up to 25 percent of the multi-billion dollar price tag on a light rail system for the Raleigh area.  This comes a matter of days after McCrory offered a “bleak assessment of [the]…

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Things that make you go HMMMM: The Council of State and THAT ‘indebtedness’ vote

              Most of the news about the Council of State meeting this week focused on  the Dorothea Dix hullaballoo.  But if you read a little further into the meeting agenda, you noticed a proposal from state treasurer Janet Cowell…