Issues

The McCrory Administration’s “Do Not Drink” Timeline

A comparison of Dr. Megan Davies deposition to reporting on coal ash corroborates Dr. Kenneth Rudo’s claims about McCrory’s office intervening on “do not drink” orders. Davies and Rudo both testified that McCrory administration officials “pressured public health…

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Budget Compromise? A Response.

Yesterday, Speaker Tim Moore announced that a budget compromise may be on the horizon and it could feature block grants to local school districts. Instead of choosing the Senate’s plan to layoff teacher assistants and hire more teachers or the House’s version that protects TA&rsq…

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SB607 “TABOR” Is a Terrible Idea

Republicans are desperate to distract attention because they can’t balance the budget after giving huge tax breaks to the millionaires and shifting the burden to everyone else. This new budget gimmick is confusing, unnecessary and will have unintended…

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So-called surplus built on the backs of everyday North Carolinians

Yesterday the NCGA’s Fiscal Research Division and OSBM released new state revenue forecasts that found a $400 million surplus, instead of a deficit, as had been previously estimated. But buried in the official memo are two dichotomies that explains all you need to know about …

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Tea Party Organ Calls NCGOP’s 2013 Tax Plan A “Tax Increase”

According to a column in the Tea Party rag, The Beaufort Observer, Gov. McCrory and the NCGA Republican’s tax reform will result in tax increases on many North Carolina families. When is a “tax cut” a tax increase? Many among us are going to be in for a real shocke…

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