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McCrory / Wood presser: kudos for calling out Medicaid waste, but new questions raised

      Gov. Pat McCrory is getting kudos among the general populace for his tough comments on the state Medicare program at a Thursday press conference.  Auditor Beth Wood is also getting a tip of the hat for a tough audit that found tons…

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McCrory vs. UNC: Opening a Pandora’s box, inviting lefty jihad?

      (No, lefty jihad is not an old basketball coach.)  Gov. Pat  has trained both barrels on the public education establishment — specifically those folks within the UNC system.  The Captain of Team Charlotte™ believes that universities have allowed themselves to be hijacked…

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NC Senate stands up to ObamaCare. (Mr. Tillis? Mr. McCrory? Who’s NEXT ???)

        The Republican majority in the North Carolina Senate has put its money where its mouth is and introduced legislation allowing the state of North Carolina to “opt out” of the implementation of ObamaCare: North Carolina Senate leaders introduced legislation Wednesday to…

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Team Charlotte SPLIT on voter ID details?

      House Speaker Thom Tillis and Gov. Pat McCrory have BOTH said they would be willing to accept voter ID legislation that DOES NOT require an officially-issued photo ID in order to vote in North Carolina.  State Senator Bob Rucho (R-Charlotte), chairman of…

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Carolina Comeback?: kick people off unemployment, raise taxes, send state $$$$ to Carolina Panthers

One of Richard Morgan’s favorite legislators, Julia Howard, says we need to kick a bunch of people off of unemployment by July 1.  In the meantime, legislators from Gov. Pat and Speaker Thom’s home county are rallying the troops to (1) approve a local sales…

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As Gov. Pat goes, so goes Speaker Thom

    It’s becoming increasingly clear that the state House leadership and the governor’s office are working in tandem.  And NOT in a good way.  Speaker Thom Tillis talks tough about ObamaCare during the campaign.  Mayor Pat wins the governor’s race and begins talking about…

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The McCrory era SO FAR: ObamaCare surrender, “progressive” tax code, wind energy

        Supposedly, our state is in the midst of a “conservative revolution.”  But the message we’re getting out of our new administration in Raleigh is sounding a lot like something crafted by the NC Democrat Party’s communications staff.  Obamacare:  More than half…

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Pope’s tax comments: Trial Balloon? Message from Gov Pat to NCGA? (Both?)

        State budget director Art Pope — a/k/a Chris Fitzsimon’s bogey-man — made some news and raised some eyebrows with his recent comments about efforts in the legislature to reform the state tax code: Gov. Pat McCrory’s budget director distanced the Republican…

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Bev Perdue’s parting stink-bomb for Team McCrory

The McClatchy Gang and the other remnants of the mainstream media in North Carolina have heaped praise on Boss Bev for allegedly leaving town in a graceful and dignified manner when Gov. Pat moved in.   I had an interesting conversation today with someone intimately…

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In Raleigh, the conservative revolution is starting to look a lot more like Family Feud

        Chris Fitzsimon and the rest of the portside gang are beside themselves — thinking that the free market terror is going to sweep across the four corners of the beltline and seep into the state’s hinterlands.  From what I’m gathering —…