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Recession Is Not Over According to NC Voters

January 29, 2011 – 10:42 am
Recession Is Not Over According to NC Voters

Will Take Over 2 Years for Economic Improvement
Raleigh, N.C. – The “great” recession has not ended in the opinion of 81 percent of North Carolina voters according to a new poll released this week …

House Speaker Thom Tillis, in His Own Words

January 29, 2011 – 6:16 am

Mecklenburg County Republican says legislature will be leaner under his leadership
By David N. Bass | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — Newly elected Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis of Cornelius sat down with Carolina Journal reporters on Tuesday …

Charter School Cap Early Target for Legislature

January 29, 2011 – 5:27 am
Charter School Cap Early Target for Legislature

New Republican leaders say legislation lifting cap of 100 should come soon
By Anthony Greco | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — Republicans taking charge of the General Assembly said one item they will push early in the …

House Committee Passes ObamaCare Mandate Exclusion

January 29, 2011 – 5:22 am
House Committee Passes ObamaCare Mandate Exclusion

Bill would exempt individuals from insurance mandate, compel AG to join lawsuit
By Anthony Greco | Carolina Journal

RALEIGH — Republicans asserted their newfound power by taking the first step to check an item off their 100-day …

No New Taxes, All Budget Cuts on the Table Says NC Senate GOP Leader

January 28, 2011 – 6:56 pm

Berger aims to finish legislative session by the end of June
By David N. Bass | Carolina Journal

RALEIGH — Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, a Republican from Eden, sat down with reporters Jan. …

Former Cleveland County Legislator Dies

January 23, 2011 – 11:19 am

SHELBY – Former member of the North Carolina General Assembly, Representative John Weatherly of Cleveland County, passed away on Saturday evening.
Friends of Weatherly told the Tribune that he had been ill for a number of …

March of Dimes Selects North Carolina Girl as its 65th National Ambassador

January 23, 2011 – 10:10 am

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Six-year-old Lauren Fleming of Marvin, N.C., who spent the first 5 months of life struggling to survive in a hospital newborn intensive care unit (NICU), today was named the March of …

Volunteers to create historic gavels for 2011 Session

January 22, 2011 – 10:11 am

Gavels to be “turned” out of historic North Carolina “heart pine”
Raleigh – A post on the House Speaker‐Designate’s Facebook account has resulted in a volunteer effort to craft historic gavels for the 2011 session. Tillis …

Hagan and Ellmers to sit together at State of the Union

January 21, 2011 – 7:21 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kay R. Hagan (D-NC) and Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC) today announced that they will sit together during the President’s State of the Union address on January 25. In the past, …

Chapel Hill Police Officer Shoots and Kills Sex Offender during Raid

January 21, 2011 – 12:30 pm

Officer acting in self-defense after being fired upon
DURHAM – At approximately 8:10 p.m. on January 20, 2011, members of the United States Marshal’s Service Joint Fugitive Task Force were attempting to locate and arrest Jerome …

Left Misleading Voters: Setting the Record Straight on Voter ID

January 21, 2011 – 4:00 am
Left Misleading Voters: Setting the Record Straight on Voter ID

By Susan Myrick | Civitas Institute

RALEIGH – The new majority in the North Carolina Legislature is going to have a fight on their hands if they keep their promise to pass legislation requiring a government-issued …

Perdue Has a Choice to Make

January 21, 2011 – 1:00 am
Perdue Has a Choice to Make

By John Hood
RALEIGH – Everyone knows that North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue is in big trouble. The governor and her staff certainly know it. It isn’t just the fact that Perdue’s polling numbers have …

GOP Praises Perdue Revamp Proposal, But Says More Reforms Needed

January 20, 2011 – 3:43 pm
GOP Praises Perdue Revamp Proposal, But Says More Reforms Needed

Plan would merge departments, freeze ‘non-critical’ positions
By David N. Bass | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — On the heels of a Republican takeover of the North Carolina General Assembly in November, Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue rolled …

Perdue Stands By Incentive-Based Employment Programs

January 20, 2011 – 1:49 pm
Perdue Stands By Incentive-Based Employment Programs

Governor trying to ‘buy the jobs,’ key lawmaker says
By Kristy Bailey | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — As North Carolina’s unemployment rate hovers at near double-digit levels, Gov. Bev Perdue is standing firm with a job-creation …

McIntyre Only N.C. Democrat to Vote for Health Care Law Repeal

January 20, 2011 – 1:46 pm
McIntyre Only N.C. Democrat to Vote for Health Care Law Repeal

GOP-led U.S. House approves ObamaCare repeal 245-189
By David N. Bass | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre was the only Democrat in North Carolina’s congressional delegation to side with Republicans in voting Jan. …

Hastings to Serve on Appropriations, Banking, Commerce and Job Development, Environment, and Public Utilities Committees

January 20, 2011 – 12:35 pm

CHERRYVILLE – State House Rep. Kelly E. Hastings, who represents parts of Cleveland and Gaston counties, recently learned that he will serve on the Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government, Banking, Commerce and Job Development, Environment, …

Rep. Torbett Learns Committee Assignments

January 20, 2011 – 11:22 am

RALEIGH – With committee assignments being announced this past Saturday for North Carolina’s General Assembly House Members, Representative John Torbett said that he was very pleased with his assignments.
Torbett, a Republican who is beginning his …

Land-Transfer Tax Could Be Repealed in Upcoming Session

January 20, 2011 – 9:04 am
Land-Transfer Tax Could Be Repealed in Upcoming Session

Real-estate tax has failed every time it’s appeared on the ballot
By David N. Bass | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — With the start of the legislative session less than two weeks away, a top Republican lawmaker …

Forced Annexation of Unwilling Community Roils Lexington

January 13, 2011 – 8:59 am
Forced Annexation of Unwilling Community Roils Lexington

Residents of subdivision look to newly elected lawmaker to stop annexation
By Sara Burrows | Carolina Journal
LEXINGTON — Times are tough in Lexington. The outsourcing of textile and furniture manufacturing has left thousands out of work, …

Financial Review Finds New Red Ink for North Carolina

January 12, 2011 – 1:46 am
Financial Review Finds New Red Ink for North Carolina

Watchdog group says pension, health, retirement commitments exceed $66 billion
By Anthony Greco | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — A state government watchdog group says each North Carolina resident would have to cough up an additional …

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