Jul 21

The Politics Behind Tax-and-Spend

Specifics of Democratic Plan Remain Shrouded in Secrecy Raleigh, N.C. – According to news reports, Democratic leaders have tentatively agreed on a spending package for the next fiscal year that will total $20.3 billion (including federal stimulus money).  Democrats have said they plan to raise taxes on North Carolina families and businesses by $1 billion […]

Jul 20

Winston-Salem Journal: Deadlock on N.C. budget being felt

By James Romoser Winston-Salem Journal The continued deadlock over North Carolina’s budget is beginning to affect important state services, nonprofit groups, local governments and others who depend on state money. The state’s new budget year began July 1, but Democratic leaders in the General Assembly were unable to agree on a final budget by then. […]

Jul 17

GOP Senators Look Forward to Working with Atkinson

Time for Positive Results in Education Raleigh, N.C. – Today, Judge Robert Hobgood entered an order affirming that the elected Superintendent of Public Instruction, June Atkinson, has the constitutional authority to run the state’s public schools.  For a number of years, Republicans have offered a number of policy solutions to address the problems facing North Carolina’s […]

Jul 17

Rep. Killian in the Char-O: Cutting spending, not raising taxes, is answer to budget woes

A 6 percent cut is all it would take, and that’s not asking much. Charlotte Observer From N.C. Rep. Ric Killian, R-Mecklenburg: The 2009 session of the N.C. General Assembly will end soon. The 2009-2010 budget is the session’s most significant legislation. Projected revenues for 2009-2010 are $19.2 billion, including non-recurring federal stimulus money. Actual […]

Jul 17

Winston-Salem Journal: Democrats Can’t Fool Us on “Temporary” Taxes Again

For a broader tax base Editorial Winston-Salem Journal Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me five times … Gov. Bev Perdue and legislative leaders must think that North Carolinians have short memories when it comes to taxes. That’s not a smart assumption. From the look of things in Raleigh, the General Assembly is likely […]

Jul 17

Democrats Spend Money on Crab Pots, Rather than Teachers. Really, it’s True.

State sets up man with hundreds of crab pots By Lynn Bonner News & Observer A little-known state government service bought 1,100 crab pots to help a hearing-impaired Belhaven man pursue his dream of starting a business.The state Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services approved using federal money to buy the $38,018 worth of traps as […]

Jul 16

WRAL: GOP says more cuts possible, taxes not needed

“North Carolina is not unique in overspending,” Sen. Neal Hunt (R-Wake) said. “It might be good for a small group of people, but it’s not good for the state. So we’ve got to have more courageous legislators to stand up and say enough is enough.” Click here for the WRAL article…

Jul 16

Perdue Earns Low Marks in Progress Report

On WNCT, NCGOP Chairman Tom Fetzer gives Governor Beverly Perdue a grade of “T” for taxes for her proposed $1.6 billion tax increase on North Carolina’s families and small businesses. Part 1: Part 2:

Jul 15

Failure to Prioritize Spending Beginning to Show

Shorter Prison Sentences Advanced by Democrats as Cost-Saving Measure Raleigh, N.C. – Democrats in the North Carolina Senate pushed through two bills (S488 and S489) today that will reduce sentencing lengths for some repeat felons. Under the legislation, a convicted rapist with a prior record could face a prison term more than two years shorter than […]

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