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NCGOP Chair weighs in on Duke Energy’s $10 million line of credit to DNC

March 14, 2011 – 12:10 pm
NCGOP Chair weighs in on Duke Energy’s $10 million line of credit to DNC

STAFF REPORTS | LINCOLN TRIBUNE
RALEIGH – The Charlotte Observer revealed on Sunday in an article a deal struck between the head of Duke Energy and the Democratic National Committee that guarantees $10 million in a line of …

Term limits for leaders, voter ID new on the agenda at the General Assembly this week

March 14, 2011 – 8:29 am
Term limits for leaders, voter ID new on the agenda at the General Assembly this week

By Sara Burrows | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — As the battle over ObamaCare and the budget continues, the debates over charter schools, terminal groins, and environmental regulations are just warming up. Also on the …

Republicans Contest First Two Perdue Vetoes

March 14, 2011 – 8:05 am
Republicans Contest First Two Perdue Vetoes

Tillis, Berger vow to buck every bill governor rejects
By Sara Burrows | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — Any honeymoon between Gov. Bev Perdue and legislative Republicans ended this week when the governor vetoed two bills …

Republican House leader says Attorney General and Governor Will Not Defend Health Care Freedom

March 10, 2011 – 9:37 am

House Majority Leader blasts AG and Governor after failed veto override
Raleigh (News Release) – On March 9, 2011 the NC House of Representatives failed to override the Governor’s veto of HB 2, “An …

Appeals Court Halts Seizure of Hammocks Beach Land

March 10, 2011 – 9:26 am

Attorneys for heirs note that state has told courts it doesn’t want property
By Rick Henderson | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — The N.C. Court of Appeals Tuesday placed a temporary hold on the Perdue administration’s attempt …

N.C. House Votes to Repeal Land Transfer Tax

March 10, 2011 – 9:23 am
N.C. House Votes to Repeal Land Transfer Tax

Voters have rejected tax on ballot all 23 times
By David N. Bass | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — Twelve Democrats joined Republicans in the state House on Tuesday to OK a bill rescinding a local …

Open Government Amendment Proposed

March 10, 2011 – 9:21 am
Open Government Amendment Proposed

Constitutional measure would give public records greater protection
By Anthony Greco | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH – Rep. Stephen LaRoque, R- Lenoir, co-sponsored a bill to amend the state constitution and protect the right to access …

Foxx: It’s time for an “all-of-the-above” energy policy

March 9, 2011 – 6:18 pm
Foxx: It’s time for an “all-of-the-above” energy policy

Washington, DC—As gas prices rise across North Carolina, draining more dollars from families’ pocketbooks, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx called for an “all-of-the-above” energy policy in a speech in the House of Representatives.
In her remarks Foxx said …

Golden LEAF: Cronyism and Corruption Revealed

March 8, 2011 – 2:22 pm

Raleigh, N.C. – A new Civitas Institute article reveals the deeply-entrenched web of political cronyism surrounding the state’s Golden LEAF Foundation. The history of Golden LEAF includes a healthy dose of “pay to play” …

Foxx introduces bill to give taxpayers payment flexibility

March 8, 2011 – 12:11 pm
Foxx introduces bill to give taxpayers payment flexibility

Washington, DC—With the 2011 tax season underway, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx has introduced legislation to give taxpayers different options for paying their federal taxes.  Her bill, the Federal Withholding Tax Repeal Act, does away with the …

Bill Would Allow School Boards to Set Their Own Calendars

March 8, 2011 – 9:35 am
Bill Would Allow School Boards to Set Their Own Calendars

Current law ‘saves summers’ but trumps local school board control
By Kristy Bailey | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — House Bill 175 would return control over school calendars to local boards of education. The legislation could mean …

Perdue Pension Payment Inadequate says Budget Expert

March 7, 2011 – 6:46 pm
Perdue Pension Payment Inadequate says Budget Expert

Fiscal analyst says actual unfunded liability 15 times higher than acknowledged
By Anthony Greco | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — When Gov. Bev Perdue issued her budget for the next two fiscal years, her budget statement said, …

Charter schools, ObamaCare, annexation highlight busy legislative week

March 7, 2011 – 6:30 pm
Charter schools, ObamaCare, annexation highlight busy legislative week

By Anthony Greco | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — The hottest action in the General Assembly this week will be in the North Carolina House as it takes up a bill to remove the cap on …

Parties Battle Over Charter School Funding, Oversight, Diversity

March 6, 2011 – 9:18 am
Parties Battle Over Charter School Funding, Oversight, Diversity

Charter supporters says Democrat attacks are inaccurate, hypocritical
By Sara Burrows | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — Democrats are calling Republicans’ bill to lift the cap on charter schools racist, elitist, undemocratic, and “a direct assault” on …

Spending, Charter Schools, Annexation Take Center Stage in General Assembly

March 6, 2011 – 8:13 am
Spending, Charter Schools, Annexation Take Center Stage in General Assembly

Battle lines drawn between parties as budget deadlines approach
By Anthony Greco | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH – Spending, schools, property rights, and taxes led the debate in the North Carolina General Assembly this week.
The Senate passed a …

Coastal Property Owners Look to Terminal Groins for Protection

March 4, 2011 – 11:57 am

Proposal reversing state ban opens debate over role of taxpayers in preventing beach erosion
By Sara Burrows | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — More than $1.5 billion worth of coastal real estate could be swallowed by …

A Rematch for NC Governor?

March 4, 2011 – 8:21 am
A Rematch for NC Governor?

By John Hood
RALEIGH – In 2008, both Democrats and Republicans held competitive primaries for governor. The winners, Lt. Gov Bev Perdue and Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory respectively, went on to compete in one of the …

Bill Would Put the Brakes on Spending by State Politicians

March 4, 2011 – 7:55 am
Bill Would Put the Brakes on Spending by State Politicians

Proposed TABOR amendment would cap General Fund expenditures
By David N. Bass | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — Lawmakers intent on padding the size of North Carolina’s state budget would have their hands tied under a bill …

Obama Staffer Given $79,000 Taxpayer-Funded Job

March 2, 2011 – 2:54 pm
Obama Staffer Given $79,000 Taxpayer-Funded Job

RALEIGH, NC –   Today, North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes issued the following statement regarding the recent appointment of Obama Staffer and Democrat Party operative Drew Reisinger as Buncombe County …

North Carolina Spends $1 Million Redefining Jobs As Green

March 2, 2011 – 8:01 am
North Carolina Spends $1 Million Redefining Jobs As Green

Most work with any connection to environment could pass ‘green’ test
By Karen McMahan | Carolina Journal
RALEIGH — On May 21, 2009, Gov. Bev Perdue announced a series of initiatives designed to “strengthen North Carolina’s …

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