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#ncga: David Lewis took OUR money!

At least THAT is what John Zumwalt, Republican challenger to incumbent Jamie Boles in NC House District 52, is claiming:    Hmmm.  Lewis is quite a powerful person in Raleigh these days.  He is one-third of the junta that runs the state House now.  He…

Posted in Media Moore County NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Moore County’s Picerno rips local NCGA delegation a new one

Nick Picerno is a lot like EF Hutton in Moore County.  When the chairman of the county board of commissioners speaks, people sit up and listen. What he had to tell me Tuesday night was less-than-flattering about state senator Jerry Tillman, state Rep. Jamie Boles, and…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Berger & co. slap back at Gov. Pat

He thought it was a neat idea. At the end of last session, Gov. Pat stood with House leaders and then-speaker Thom Tillis to blast the Republican-controlled Senate.  Our chief executive has had all kinds of harsh words for Senate leaders in the interim. Some…

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#NCGA: Drive-by Binky rankled by big govt? Seriously?

Rankled.  If the drive-bys can use that word and play that card, then — by God — so can I. WRAL’s ace cub reporter (and lunch-fetcher for Miz Leslie) Binky  is — once again — beside himself:  An elections law bill generally embraced by good-government advocates…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics

Feeding the beast: Amazon to start collecting state taxes from NC customers

Open up your wallets, folks.  It’s official.  The North Carolina Department of Revenue will start getting a cut of your purchases from Amazon.com starting February 1. It’s not entirely clear what brought this latest decision on.  The state has been fighting with Amazon since at…

Posted in campaign 2014 Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

*Surprise ! * New taxes make stuff cost more.

The mainstream media and their lefty politico allies are perpetually hollering about “fairness” in the tax code.  *Those people who have accumulated all that cash need to have MORE of it taken from them — and given to US. * Every time taxes are part…