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#ncga You SIR, have been OVER-ridden!

Those scaredy-cats just don’t give up, do they?  The state Senate has overridden Gov. Pat’s veto of H405 — The Property Protection Act.  Opponents — including the guv — attacked it as limiting whistleblowers.  Proponents said it was necessary to help protect employers from espionage…

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#ncga Rep. Blust vents re: H405, media bias, and McCrory veto

The drivebys — when not cooing over “Caitlyn” Jenner — have been aflutter about Gov. Pat’s veto of the bill that would have allowed magistrates who object to gay marriage the chance to opt out of performing such ceremonies.   There was another veto that slipped…

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Gov. Pat likes Ike. Maybe he should emulate him.

Pat McCrory loves to label himself an “Eisenhower Republican.”  Dwight Eisenhower was a great military leader who — as president — regularly knocked heads with the conservative base of his party. Right now, the guv is trying to put us on the hook for a…

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#ncga COJONES CHECK: Berger? (Yep.) Moore? (Um, May-be.)

Well, it appears the scaredy-cats on Jones Street force-fed Gov. Pat another one of his vetoes.  This one was the guv’s veto of a bill allowing magistrates the ability to opt-out of performing gay marriages.  On one hand, I have to applaud the upper chamber…

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#ncga “Ain’t skeered.”

Somebody’s feeling like quite the struttin’ bantam rooster these days:  […] At Friday morning’s meeting, McCrory also had sharp criticism for his Republican colleagues in the legislature, where his bond proposal is getting a lukewarm reception. “We have support in the legislature but it is…

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Time for churches to cut the cord re: gov’t?

Not too long ago, Gov. Pat McCrory and Speaker Tim Moore were telling us they could see no real need for a religious freedom restoration act. Where are examples of people’s religious freedoms being stomped on by government, they asked.  Oh, wait.  Here’s ONE:  Within…

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#ncga Gov. Pat & Uncle Art hit Jones Street

Gov. Pat McCrory and his former budget director Art Pope got together with NCGA Republicans this morning to talk road bonds.  Of course, we had a mole or two (or three) in the room. Said one mole: “It was disappointing, to say the least, to…

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#ncga: OK, repeat after me. Bonds ARE NOT taxes. There is NO ‘H’ in “Tim.”

I’ve got mail:   Subject: Joint Republican Caucus Importance: High To:   Joint Republican Caucus Members There will be a Joint Republican Caucus meeting Wednesday, May 27th at  8:30 AM in the General Assembly Auditorium, 3rd Floor Legislative Building. Governor Pat McCrory will speak to us regarding his Bond Proposal. …

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I-77 toll fight heads BACK to Raleigh

The plan to construct toll lanes on I-77 in northern Mecklenburg County stirred up quite a fuss during the 2014 campaign season.  Then-speaker Thom Tillis and Gov. Pat McCrory — both county residents — were strongly in favor of the toll plan. The Mecklenburg County…

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Volvo wanted to locate at a port. We pitched Rocky Mount to them.

No freakin’ joke.  The Port City of  Rocky Mount.  The McCrory administration is howling mad at the General Assembly for not coughing up enough bribe money to entice Volvo to build its new plant within the Tar Heel State.  But a key source familiar with the…