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Big Boy, Lil’ Tricia tussle over tolls

It’s amazing what a wire-thin primary win and the prospect of a tough general will do to a politician. Here’s Charlie “Big Boy” Jeter — the most liberal member of the House Republican Caucus — beseeching his colleagues via email today: From: Rep. Charles Jeter…

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#ncga: Gettin’ kinda mealy-mouthed on tolling?

The state of North Carolina has been shoving tolls down the throats of the residents of northern Mecklenburg County for three years. The bureaucrats and politicians have beaten back any and every grassroots attempt to thwart the Mecklenburg tolls. But get a load of the…

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Repeat after me: We – Told – You -So.

“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”  — Narcotics Anonymous ———————————————————- We’ve written extensively about the toll road fight in northern Mecklenburg County. Despite all kinds of concerns out there in the public domain, and vociferous protests from area…

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#ncpol: GOP legislator says Brawley right on Raleigh’s toll plans

I heard from one of our numerous friends on Jones Street regarding THIS POST.   Robert Brawley, the former GOP House member challenging Pat McCrory in the March primary, has said on-the-record that the administration is planning to toll every major thoroughfare in the state.  Their…

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Brawley: Raleigh planning tolls for EVERYBODY (Murphy to Manteo)

Republican gubernatorial candidate — and former legislator — Robert Brawley says that the uproar over tolls on I-77 in Mecklenburg is not simply a local issue: […] Brawley says he started looking into the issue of tolling as a means to pay for the state’s…

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#ncpol: NC DOJ awakens, announces probe of North Meck I-77 toll contractor

It’s been a four year wait, but it looks like we’re finally seeing the Cooper regime at the Department of Justice DO SOMETHING.  The DOJ has issued an ”Investigative Demand” to I-77 Mobility Partners, the entity empowered by NCDOT, the legislature and the governor’s office…

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#ncpol: Team McCrory playing hardball in Meck toll dispute

We’ve written extensively about the I-77 toll road dispute in northern Mecklenburg County.  it’s been quite heated.  It cost — and came close to costing — some area politicians their jobs.  The McCrory administration has stood firm on the deal with the Spanish contractor —…

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No money for I-77? Why not take the Garden Parkway $$$ and deep-six the tholls?

Folks in northern Mecklenburg County have been told they have no choice but to accept tholl roads to pay for the widening of I-77, a major traffic artery for the region.  The state has signed a 50-year deal with a controversial Spanish contractor to oversee…

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(Awk-ward.) Spanish co. in North Meck’s I-77 toll deal acccused of BRIBING POLITICIANS

The parent company of Cintra, the toll contractor who will run the I-77 HOT lane project, has made some news in Spain:  Spanish builder Ferrovial paid a Catalan political party commissions worth 4 percent of public work contracts it won under its government, Spanish media…

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I-77 toll lane furor igniting GOP family feud in Charlotte area

Here we have a recent radio interview with our, um, “Republican” governor explaining how we need to pay more in gas tax and get to like paying tolls if we want better roads in North Carolina.  (I did not hear ONE word about fiscal restraint…