Jeff Taylor

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  • Charlotte: A Lost Decade

    Really thought that coming up with my last entry for Meck Deck would be hard. The latest jobless numbers for Mecklenburg have taken care of that for me — 11.2 percent unemployment officially, then add in a couple more points for reality. I started the Detroit-on-the-Catawba thing years ago as…
    Jeff Taylor, July 30, 2011
  • A Final Hurney Horror

    Still have time to note that Marty Hurney is the worst GM in The Lig. He has managed to tremendously overpay for Charles Johnson, but that is predictable as Johnson was a Marty project, so signing him to a huge deal makes Marty look smart. In Marty’s world. Also overpaid…
    Jeff Taylor, July 28, 2011
  • McColl: Nuke My Transit Center, Get UNCC Students Drunk Uptown

    I swear, this town wouldn’t know news if it… Anyway, check what Hugh McColl is preaching to the Charlotte Business Journal. First on UNCC: We need to keep pressure on them to build that (light rail) line out there, and that will bring the college kids downtown. It’s a…
    Jeff Taylor, July 22, 2011
  • DNC Finalist St. Louis: They Steal Bricks

    Just one final attempt to put into some context Charlotte “winning” the right to host the DNC 2012 cocktail party. One more time, CLT did not best London, Paris, and Madrid. Not even Chicago, San Fran, or Dallas. But. Minny. Cleveland. And its toughest rival, St. Louis. Where things are…
    Jeff Taylor, July 21, 2011
  • Tillis Staff: Not Moving to Campaign Duties?

    Here’s Speaker Thom Tillis’ response to Staffgate. At this point I want to hear that “leave the legislative organization entirely” does not mean slide to some campaign-related effort. Would that be a crime? No, it is beyond common for pols to slide staff to the campaign side when the…
    Jeff Taylor, July 21, 2011
  • Meck Deck Mk II

    We hope you like our new direction. Stay tuned.
    Jeff Taylor, July 20, 2011
  • Does 2nd GOP Remap Throw Dems in Briar Patch?

    Looking at the new, new congressional districts, there seems to be too much focus on the fact that four Democratic incumbents get double-bunked. Interesting, to be sure, but I think the bigger story is just how much change that means for CD lines east of Charlotte. Bigger because 2012 will…
    Jeff Taylor, July 20, 2011
  • Howie Manning: Guilty, Old White Man

    Must be worried about getting into his Heaven. Can’t make sense of this mess otherwise. If four years old triggers state educational support — as opposed to the decades-old standard of five — why not three, or two, or one? Six months? Three? Manning is unilaterally imposing a Rawlsian…
    Jeff Taylor, July 19, 2011