Jul 22

Berger Decries “Tax on a Tax”

From WTVD in Raleigh: House and Senate Democrats in the North Carolina Legislature have signed off on a plan that would raise nearly $1 billion in taxes. The deal comes as they work towards n agreement on the state budget. House Speaker Joe Hackney said Wednesday fellow Democrats in his chamber are ready to support […]

Jul 22

McCrory Slams Democrats’ Tax Increases

Charlotte Mayor and former GOP gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory sat down with Rebecca Hall of WTVD in Raleigh to discuss the state budget and Democratic control of state government.

Jul 21

Dome: Berger: More time = worse bills

Senate Republican leader Phil Berger said the longer it takes to pass a budget, the better the chance for bad legislation. Berger was speaking at the weekly Republican news conference which has lately focused on the late state budget. Last week, Berger said the tardiness was a sign of incompetence. This week, he said the delay […]

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 […]

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