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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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As the NCGOPe turns …

The soap opera within the state Republican Party continues to rage on with shamelessness you won’t find on any of those trashy daytime TV programs.  It appears First District GOP chairman Garry Terry has resigned from that post.  Here is his reputed resignation letter, released…

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#ncga: Dropping like flies (picking up primary opponents?)

Brian Brown.  Jacqueline Schaeffer. Rayne Brown. Leo Daughtry. Paul Tine. Skip Stam.  That’s an awful lot of folks bailing out of Jones Street’s lower chamber majority. Could some folks be smelling the fire of the mob’s torches?  (Tine, a Democrat Unaffiliated member of the GOP…

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Book Tour Brouhaha?

There’s been all kinds of speculation about DOT secretary Tony Tata’s sudden departure from his post.  Some of my well-placed folks in the capital city tell me that Tata’s split with McCrory was, um. less-than-amicable. A LOT less. What was the source of this reported…

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Bev’s ESC chief joins ranks of NC’s unemployed

          The woman in charge of disbursing unemployment benefits to North Carolinians is, herself,  joining the ranks of the state’s unemployed: Lynn Holmes, the head of the state’s Division of Employment Security, is resigning effective April 15 to pursue new opportunities….