Archive: Wed Nov 2012 (page 2)

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    Alamance County voters reject sales tax hike

    ..By an overwhelming vote. Interestingly enough, voters approved a separate measure on the ballot stating that part of the funding from the sales tax increase would go toward a $15 million expansion at Alamance Community College. According to the Times-News, ACC president Martin Nadelman says one vote does…
    Sam Hieb, November 7, 2012
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    Tea Party Conservative Renee Ellmers Cruises To Re-Election

    Expect to see and hear more from Rep. Renee Ellmers as the U.S. House of Representatives fights the big-spending, government-centric policies of the president and U.S. Senate. She won her race handily, 56 to 41 percent. Conventional wisdom from the D.C.-centered chattering class says Tea Party conservatives like Ellmers are…
    donnamartinez, November 7, 2012
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    Transit Tax Hike Passes In Orange County, And For What?

    Orange County progressives have once again dominated the political landscape. Despite data showing that light rail is an expensive and poor transportation tool for a low-density, urban-suburban community such as the Triangle, Orange County voters approved a half-cent transit tax by 59 to 41 percent. Since Durham…
    donnamartinez, November 7, 2012
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    Election roundup

    Have at it: *Although North Carolina went solidly Republican, according to the state Board of Elections site, more Democrats (55 percent) cast straight-party votes; *In the Lt. Governor’s race, Republican Dan Forest claims victory, but Democrat Linda Coleman “appeared to be preparing for a recount”; *In the…
    Sam Hieb, November 7, 2012
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    Headline Of The Day: “a conservative shift in state policies”

    At the federal level, we sadly now face four more years of leftist policy that has dragged the country down and imposed government into more and more aspects of daily life. At the state level, however, we now have the prospect of a return to economic vitality and belief…
    donnamartinez, November 7, 2012
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    Upcoming JLF Headliner speaker labels 2012 a status quo election

    Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard will analyze last night’s election results during a Nov. 15 John Locke Foundation Headliner luncheon in Raleigh. In the meantime, you can read his initial reaction. Republicans never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. In…
    Mitch Kokai, November 7, 2012
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    Election hangover notes

    First Republican governor, state House and Senate and Lt Governor since…. probably ever.   Elections have consequences and this one will bring North Carolina simpler, fairer more transparent tax system, more choices for parents and students in education, more accurate testing and increased accountability for teachers and administrators, energy exploration and…
    Becki Gray, November 7, 2012
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    Has anyone else heard this rumor?

    The Dems are hoping to run Chris Christie and John Roberts as their presidential ticket in 2016.
    Roy Cordato, November 7, 2012