Corruption (page 91)

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    New at CJO: State budget deal and recap of key players in Easley investigation

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report offers details about the state budget deal N.C. House and Senate leaders unveiled today. Don Carrington’s latest report documents that the end of the federal criminal investigation into former Gov. Mike Easley leaves several Easley allies legally unscathed.
    Mitch Kokai, May 31, 2011
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    Waivers, Waivers and More Waivers

    Late last week the White House released a blog (I assume in response to my blog post) addressing the many waivers it has issued in the few months since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was passed. In the blog post, the White House says…
    Nicole Fisher, May 23, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    If you missed it late Tuesday afternoon, be sure to check out Rick Henderson’s latest Carolina Journal Online report on the sentencing of former Easley aide Ruffin Poole. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why the N.C. House version of a bill targeting terminal makes more sense…
    Mitch Kokai, May 18, 2011
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    New at CJO: Poole sentenced to prison time, fine

    Rick Henderson recaps the federal sentencing of former Easley aide Ruffin Poole at Carolina Journal Online.
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2011
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    Why the extra day?

    Initial reports indicate that former top Easley aide Ruffin Poole has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison, along with a $30,000 fine. Why the extra day? If I remember correctly, the only way he can get time off for good behavior is if…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2011
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    A good example of the importance of property rights and the rule of law

    You might remember a recent Carolina Journal Radio interview in which Troy University economist Scott Beaulier noted the importance of the rule of law and property rights in promoting economic growth. Fortune columnist Geoff Colvin covers similar ground in a new column decrying the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 27, 2011
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    Bullies, Thugs, and Federal Government

    In an alarming and inconceivable move this week, the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is attempting to remove a CEO from office. The latest move builds on Eliot Spitzer’s persecution of Hank Greenberg at AIG, the administration’s revolving door atop…
    Nicole Fisher, April 26, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Now that former N.C. House Speaker Jim Black is out of prison, he’s granted television interviews in which he offers a new spin on the corruption charges that put him behind bars. Rick Henderson discusses Black’s comments during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. You’ll also hear…
    Mitch Kokai, April 22, 2011