Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 8)

  • Hood on Cooper’s Medicaid gambit

    JLF chairman John Hood analyzes the ‘mixed signals’ Gov. Roy Cooper is getting on his job performance via polls conducted by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling and the conservative Civitas Institute. In the final third of the article, Hood get down to brass tacks: When Democrats broke the…
    Sam Hieb, July 1, 2019
  • Raleigh’s downtown soccer stadium needs to get in line–or does it?

    Interesting N&O article by Luke DeCock on the downtown Raleigh soccer stadium and entertainment complex proposed by developer John Kane and North Carolina Football Club owner Steve Malik The headline… Soccer stadium proposal hinges on tax money it was already denied …indicates a straight news article, but but maybe…
    Sam Hieb, June 27, 2019
  • BREAKING: Supreme Court rules on NC partisan gerrymandering case

    NY reports: The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against the challengers opposed to partisan gerrymandering, the practice in which the party that controls the state legislature draws voting maps to help elect its candidates. The vote in two cases was 5 to 4, with the court’s more conservative members…
    Sam Hieb, June 27, 2019
  • McCrory’s red flags that kept him out of the Trump administration

    McClatchy’s Paul Specht reports on the just-released ‘red flags’ that apparently kept former Gov. Pat McCrory out of the Trump administration. Apparently McCrory was considered for Department of Energy secretary, but his ties to Duke Energy–McCrory worked for Duke Energy for nearly three decades—is an understandable red flag.
    Sam Hieb, June 25, 2019
  • Trump admin gives bike and pedestrian paths big goose egg

    Via McClatchy publication Charlotte Observer—a breakdown of federal Department of Transportation grants under the Trump administration. Note bike and pedestrian paths get the big goose egg. I that says quite a bit about the ongoing discussion over fantasies about how people should travel versus the reality of how…
    Sam Hieb, June 24, 2019
  • Next up? Charlotte to Rock Hill light rail

    Charlotte Observer reports: York County is ready to more than talk about light rail connection into Charlotte. County planners want to find out what it will take to make it happen. Money. Lots of money. I probably don’t need to tell you that this is being driven by…
    Sam Hieb, June 21, 2019
  • Re: Raleigh’s downtown sports and entertainment complex

    News & Observer reports plans will be unveiled next week for the sports and entertainment complex planned for downtown Raleigh. Ideally the development would attract a Major League Soccer franchise, but North Carolina Football Club and N.C. Courage owner Steve Malik says the development is not contingent…
    Sam Hieb, June 19, 2019
  • Winston-Salem streetcar line ‘not feasible in anyone’s lifetime’

    That’s a bold–yet truthful— statement from Winston-Salem Assistant City Manager Damon Dequenne regarding the proposed streetcar line that would run between Winston-Salem State University and Wake Forest University at a cost —minimum— of $235 million: Winston-Salem officials say a study commissioned by the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter showed that…
    Sam Hieb, June 17, 2019