Jul 9

Greensboro News & Record: “Perdue wants too much trust”

Editorial July 9, 2009 Parents often explain orders to their children with, “Because I said so.” That works until the kids are old enough to demand better reasoning. A preschooler might swallow a spoonful of terrible-tasting medicine “because I said so,” but a more worldly youngster needs to hear that it will make him feel […]

Jul 8

Perdue Ups Ante, Now Calls for “Temporary” Taxes

Another New Direction, Expect Same Old Result Raleigh, N.C. – After first promising the voters in last year’s election campaign that she would not raise taxes, Governor Beverly Perdue sent her budget proposal to the General Assembly in March and proposed raising about $500 million in “sin” taxes.  In June, she jetted around the state contending that […]

Jul 7

Joint Legislative Republican Caucus Press Conference 7/7/09

Senate Republican Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and House Republican Leader Paul Stam (R-Wake) held their weekly press conference to discuss the ongoing state budget process and to issue a challenge to Governor Beverly Perdue. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7mUIS3WX6w[/youtube]

Jul 7

Republican Leaders Challenge Perdue on Taxes, Spending

Now is Time for Debate and Open Dialogue on State Budget Raleigh, N.C. –  Democratic Legislative Leaders are now meeting, in closed door sessions, to craft a final state tax and spending plan; there is no open debate, no public input, and little opportunity for the media to give the public accurate or detailed information.  According to […]

Jul 5

News & Observer: “Berger broke the mold”

Berger broke the mold By Dan Barkin News & Observer July 5, 2009 This is a state government town, and there are lots of folks who know Senate Minority Leader Phil Berger. I’m not sure how many know his story.This is not the guy, had you met him growing up, who you would have predicted […]

Jul 2

Senate Republican Leader Published in Wall Street Journal

Senate Republican Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) had a letter to the editor published in the Wall Street Journal critiquing Democratic proposals to levy sales taxes on internet sales. Your editorial notes that North Carolina legislators favored a new, and most likely illegal, tax on Internet sales. North Carolina Democratic legislators are in favor of this […]

Jun 17

Berger Renews Call for Special Prosecutor

AG Cooper Must Ensure Violations of State Law Are Investigated Raleigh, N.C. – Senate Republican Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) today renewed his call for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate possible criminal violations involving former Democratic Governor Mike Easley, former first lady Mary Easley, and others.  These investigations involve not only the appointment […]

May 21

Letter to Governor Perdue, Senator Basnight and Speaker Hackney

May 21, 2009   Dear Governor Perdue, Senator Basnight and Speaker Hackney:   Investigations are underway by the FBI, the State Board of Elections and a Grand Jury into former Governor Mike Easley’s travel and Mrs. Easley’s hiring by North Carolina State University.  These investigations will determine if laws were broken.  But it is not […]

May 19

GOP Leaders to Perdue: Outside Investigator Needed to Probe ‘Lost’ Easley Records

Raleigh, N.C. – Senate Republican Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and House Republican Leader Paul Stam (R-Wake) today urged Gov. Beverly Perdue to call for an independent investigator to look into the “lost” travel records of former Democratic Gov. Mike Easley.    A recent News & Observer series brought to light a pattern of questionable activity […]

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