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Berger and Moore: Governor doesn’t have power to control appointments

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Craig Jarvis, News and Observer, January 26, 2015. Gov. Pat McCrory doesn’t have the legal authority to control the majority of appointments to commissions that the General Assembly creates, attorneys for legislative leaders argue in a court document filed Monday. Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore are asking a […]

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Revealed at last: NC’s vast left-wing network

| January 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Jim Morrill, Charlotte Observer, January 23, 2015. According to the conservative Civitas Institute, they’re part of the “vast, shadowy network” that makes up “the radical liberal left in North Carolina.” They’re named in the institute’s latest project, “Mapping the Left,” a list of 140 organizations and 1,800 individuals “working to enlarge state government and […]

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NC Democrats have just $42,000 in the bank

| January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Colin Campbell, News and Observer, January 19, 2015. The N.C. Democratic Party entered 2015 with just $42,700 in the bank – and just under $6,000 in its main account for day-to-day operations, according to financial reports filed with the state. The reports show the state party with less money on hand than in any […]

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Democrats hope to avoid further defections

| January 14, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Colin Campbell, Charlotte Observer, January 13, 2015. When a state House member from the Outer Banks changed his political party to unaffiliated last week, it represented one more blow for an endangered species at the legislature: the rural, moderate Democrat. State Rep. Paul Tine left the Democratic Party just in time for the start […]

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Session numbers

| January 14, 2015 | 2 Comments

by Patrick Gannon, The Insider, January 14, 2015. A few numbers to consider for opening day of the 2015 legislative session: 199.2: In millions of dollars, amount the General Fund is below the consensus revenue target through December, according to the Fiscal Research Division 6: New senators, including Sen. Michael Lee, R-New Hanover, who was […]

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Republicans have 52-47 edge in county commissions

| December 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

by John Wynne, Politics North Carolina, December 19, 2014. As a result of the November 2014 elections, Republicans now control 52 County Commissions. Democrats control 47. One county, Perquimans, is split. Prior to November, the numbers were R 53, D 45, with two being split. Two counties switched from Democratic control to Republican control: Montgomery […]

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McCrory blasts Associated Press

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Craig Jarvis, News and Observer, December 17, 2014. The day after a wire service reported that North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory received a six-figure stock payout from an online mortgage broker that is regulated by the state, the governor’s emphatic reaction to the story nearly eclipsed the news itself. McCrory spent Wednesday denouncing the […]

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Mom calls in on the Woodhouse boys

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, December 16, 2014. She caught them at it again. “Oh, God, it’s Mom,” Republican operative Dallas Woodhouse said as, yes, his mother’s voice came over the line of C-SPAN’s Washington Journal call-in show. Woodhouse and his brother, Brad, have made a name for themselves as a political oddity. Brad is a […]

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McCrory slams 60 Minutes coal ash story

| December 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Colin Campbell, News and Observer, December 12, 2014. Gov. Pat McCrory wasn’t happy with how the CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes” portrayed North Carolina’s coal ash controversy on Dec. 7. In an interview Friday on Asheville’s WWNC-AM, McCrory slammed the piece. He said that despite spending “an hour and 15 minutes straight, under the hot […]

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Resignation letter shows Democratic division remains

| December 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Colin Campbell, News and Observer, December 12, 2014. A scathing resignation letter from an N.C. Democratic Party leader sheds light on a bitter divide in the organization as it prepares to replace Chairman Randy Voller, who is stepping down. Grace Galloway, the party’s chairwoman for the 8th Congressional District and a former Cabarrus County […]

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