When Dems voted to override Gov. Perdue’s veto

When Dems voted to override Gov. Perdue’s veto

ShareAs we enter yet another week of budget stalemate, the focus remains on a handful of Democratic lawmakers who could make or break the Governor’s veto strategy.  Part of the rub with the budget, as Thomas wrote last week, is that the power dynamics in Raleigh have...
Failing Upwards, Revisited

Failing Upwards, Revisited

ShareLast December I put together a little piece examining the fact that former Rep. Justin Burr, from Stanly, snagged a prime job right off of his electoral defeat. Burr, who has no experience at all in the field for which he would be responsible in this job, skated...
Subsidizing billionaires

Subsidizing billionaires

ShareMixed in the pork from the North Carolina GOP’s 2018 budget is a line item giving $1 million to an equestrian center in Polk County. That’s a big horse arena to host shows for wealthy owners from across the country. Among the owners are members of the Mercer...

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