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Trump’s comments worry NC Republicans

| November 27, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Laura Leslie, WRAL, November 26, 2015. Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump knows that inflammatory statements get a lot of media coverage – and he’s made a lot of them lately. Now, there’s growing concern among Republicans in North Carolina and nationwide that his comments are hurting the party’s image – and its ability to […]

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Speaker Moore amends five years of campaign reports

| November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Nick Ochsner, WBTV, November 9, 2015. The most powerful man in the North Carolina House of Representatives amended five years of campaign finance reports last month after an audit by the North Carolina State Board of Elections. Speaker Tim Moore, a Republican from Cleveland County, made the changes after the audit found his campaign had […]

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Ethics complaints about McCrory dismissed

| November 5, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Mark Binker, WRAL, November 4, 2015. A pair of ethics complaints lodged against Gov. Pat McCrory by the liberal advocacy group Progress NC have been dismissed by the State Ethics Commission. One complaint, filed in January, alleged that McCrory evaded state financial disclosure laws by not properly listing his stock ownership and involvement in Duke Energy […]

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Ethics group targets Carolina Rising

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, October 20, 2015. A national watchdog groups has asked the IRS to sanction Carolina Rising, a nonprofit group that played a key role in North Carolina’s 2014 U.S. Senate election, The Center for Public Integrity reported Tuesday. The IRS complaint filed by CREW, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, says that, while […]

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Budget spat forces Dollar out

| October 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, October 14, 2015. A reorganization at the Department of Public Safety appears to have claimed the job held by the wife of a chief budget writer. DPS Secretary Frank Perry issued a memo Monday announcing that he was reorganizing the top echelon of his agency. Left off the organizational chart are Lorrie Dollar, […]

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Demi search for challenger to Burr

| October 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, October 10, 2015. Few, if any, Democratic politicos will say that next year’s U.S. Senate campaign against Republican Sen. Richard Burr will be a cakewalk, but some say that their party is about to miss an opportunity to at least push the veteran lawmaker. “He’s not a guy who’s got a […]

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Oversight committee considers ways to reduce retiree health fund debt

| October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Barry Smith, Carolina Journal, October 8, 2015. A legislative oversight committee on Wednesday voted to consider measures aimed at reducing the $25.5 billion unfunded liability in the state retiree health benefit fund. The Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee is looking at potential options, such as shifting retirees to Medicare Advantage plans, a move that […]

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Voter ID challenge back in court later this month

| October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Michael Hewlett, Winston-Salem Journal, October 5, 2015. The voter ID law will be back in federal court later this month. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder plans to hold a hearing Oct. 23 to get an update on efforts to settle the legal claims against the photo ID requirement. The N.C. NAACP, the U.S. […]

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Court of Appeals candidates must list party affiliation

| September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, September 29, 2015. Candidates running to be judges on the North Carolina Court of Appeals will be required to list their party affiliations on the ballot under a bill headed to Gov. Pat McCrory.  House Bill 8 would have originally required all judicial races be fully partisan, complete with party primaries. […]

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Lawmakers amend parallel party legislation

| September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, September 29, 2015. Top Republican Party officials and senior GOP lawmakers made a show Tuesday of patching of differences sparked when the General Assembly created a new form of fundraising apparatus meant to support those running for legislative seats.  Lawmakers plan to finish their work for the year some time on […]

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