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#ncga: Solar. Mike Hager was AGAINST IT (before he started lobbying FOR IT)

For those of you sold on the concept of former state Rep. Mike Hager as some kind of principled, rock-ribbed conservative — think again.   Hager established quite a record in the House of opposing various scams of the solar goons.  He even opposed the…

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#ncga: Let the jockeying begin!

Mike Hager’s chair is not even cold, but there are already at least two rear ends fighting to sit in it.  The majority leader’s resignation became official today and all kinds of his Republican colleagues are feeling out their fellow Republicans about replacing him in…

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#ncga: Hager, OUT!

This is yet another occasion where we hate to have been right.  It appears that state Rep. Mike Hager (R), the current majority leader and unofficial leader of House conservatives, will be stepping down from his seat: North Carolina House Majority Leader Mike Hager (R-Rutherford)…

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#ncga: What will Hager DO? (We’ll know Thursday.)

An awful lot of political eyes are on House Majority leader Mike Hager (R).  The word on the street is that he has job offers (1) to be a lobbyist, or (2) to work for Donald Trump.  His third option is to run for reelection, and…

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#ncga: House majority leader files elections complaint

House Majority leader Mike Hager is stepping in to defend one of his caucus members being savaged by a Raleigh-based Super PAC: To:kim.strach@ncsbe.gov Subject:Conservative Future Fund 527 Ms. Strach, Thank you for meeting with Representative Burr and myself last week. Below you will find a…

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#ncga: Hager endorses Covil for HD 20 seat

Hillary Clinton. Sidney Blumenthal.  A call for surrender.  All of these have been part of the Ladies-Only GOP slugfest to replace state Rep. Rick Catlin in the General Assembly. Now, the majority leader of the state House,  and — many say — a serious threat…

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#ncga: Hager prepping for fight with Moore-Lewis-Dollar?

That’s what it looks like from here.  Republican majority leader Mike Hager had Lindsey, his girl Friday, send out invites this week to a “Certificate of Need working group” to be convened on Tuesday, February 16th.  The group’s purpose, according to Ms. Dowling, is “[…] to…

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#ncga: Hager slaps at solar goons (But what about Marco?)

The majority leader of the North Carolina House has taken to Facebook to poke at the crowd — inside and outside of his party — who want government and private industry working together to fund and promote solar energy: Mike Hager 19 mins ·  The picture…

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#ncga: Showdown at the Jones Street corral

Peace on Earth?  Not on Jones Street.  We’ve got a major fight brewing and about to bubble over among Republicans in the General Assembly’s lower chamber. Sources intimately familiar with the inner workings of the House Republican Caucus have been keeping us posted.  Apparently, there…

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#ncga: Hager, reporter dispute, deny Lewis accusations

The majority leader of the North Carolina House says that body’s Rules committee chairman, David Lewis (R-Harnett), is unfairly maligning him.  Mike Hager (R-Rutherfordton) addressed some of his colleagues today during a conference call. Lewis, in an email to House colleagues and in at least…