Corruption (page 84)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington’s latest Carolina Journal Online report documents the continued use of legislative slush funds for state transportation projects. John Hood’s Daily Journal spells out three tests for every potential government action.
    Mitch Kokai, March 31, 2011
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    Wonder if a barber helped pay for Barbour’s flights

    Those who’ve followed the story of a barber paying for a 2007 campaign flight for Gov. Beverly Perdue might chuckle as they read in TIME about another controversy involving a governor, flights, and a barber — er, Barbour.
    Mitch Kokai, March 28, 2011
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    The missing “C” word

    In an otherwise fair-minded column about Republican proposals to limit the terms of leaders in the General Assembly, the N&O‘s Rob Christensen ignores the elephant in the room: corruption. Christensen portrays the concern over lengthy tenures as a simple civics lesson over separation of powers, stemming from the reforms…
    Rick Henderson, March 27, 2011
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    An uphill climb for Bev Perdue?

    The headline from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling reads, Perdue or no Perdue, Dems would lose NC Gov today The governor’s approval rating has slipped back to 30 percent, while 52 percent disapprove of her performance. She would trail her 2008 GOP opponent Pat McCrory 50-36 if the…
    Rick Henderson, March 22, 2011