Posted in Law & Order Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

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…

Posted in Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

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…

Posted in Media NC State Government NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

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…

Posted in Economy NC legislature NC State Government Thom Tillis

Tillis on Facebook: I’ve BEEN saying NO to exchanges AND the feds’ bribe money! (Where have you guys, been?)

    Thanks to US — state House Thom Tillis has been getting beat around the head and shoulders by grassroots activists all weekend for his rather ho-hum attitude about the state-level implementation of ObamaCare.  After a lot of emails, phone calls, and face-to-face questions,…

Posted in Economy NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Pat McCrory

GOP leaders soften stance on [BLANK]

        (I’m sorry if that headline makes me sound like Gene Rayburn, host of the old Match Game television  show.)  I am getting sick and  tired of seeing news stories that start off with that wording.  The congressional GOP has “softened” its…

Posted in DENR Media Moore County NC State Government Politics

Skvarla @ DENR: So far, so good

      The developments so far  at DENR — and the ensuing reaction of the loony left and its media allies — are starting to give me some hope for Team Pat in Raleigh. John Frank at The N&O is sounding the alarm about…

Posted in Media Moore County NC legislature NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

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]…

Posted in Media Mitt Romney Politics

The Skvarla Method: Defining Yourself Before the Dems and Media do it for you

The MSM and their Democrat allies are getting really worked up over Governor-elect Pat’s appointees — and we’re still A WEEK or so away from the inauguration.  It sure would have been nice to see this kind of examination of Jim Hunt, Mike Easley, or…

Posted in Economy Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics

What ever happened to CUTTING taxes AND cutting SPENDING ???

  Politicians in Raleigh and DC, aided and abetted by our oft-clueless media, are railing about how the only way to fix our economic mess is to get the ‘guv-mint’  MO’ revenue. Some state Republicans, along with the Civitas Institute, are pushing the idea of…

Posted in Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Look Who’s Running ‘Thangs’ Now (Charlotte area makes its move in the Capital City)

    North Carolina’s financial center (Charlotte) and its center of government (Raleigh) appear to be melding together or merging.  We’ve seen it in McClatchy buying both the Charlotte Observer and the Raleigh News & Observer.  The same editorial operation services both papers.  If you’ve…