Gov. Bev Perdue (page 2)

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    Atkinson: Dems didn’t do enough to help SAT test takers

    The College Board released SAT test scores for the state and nation yesterday.  North Carolina’s average combined score dropped by five points.   The national average score is at its lowest point in the last decade. Rather than acknowledge that North Carolina is following a nationwide trend, Superintendent of…
    Terry Stoops, September 4, 2015
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    Democrats wanted to cut TAs too

    I have been following an interesting exchange on Facebook about Democratic proposals to eliminate teacher assistant (TA) positions.  You heard that right.  Once upon a time, legislative Democrats and their allies thought it was a good idea to eliminate a bunch of TA positions. The discussion is getting interesting now…
    Terry Stoops, July 28, 2015
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    State will purchase Hammocks Beach property, ending land grab

    The Council of State on Tuesday agreed to pay $7 million to purchase more than 200 acres of Onslow County waterfront property from members of the Hurst family, expanding the Hammocks Beach State Park and ending a nearly decade-long battle between the owners of the property and…
    Rick Henderson, April 7, 2015
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    For the GOP-led General Assembly, there’s no common opponent

    Republicans in the General Assembly seemed to do better at getting a budget passed on time when they had a common opponent. In 2011, when the GOP first swept into power, controlling both chambers of the General Assembly, lawmakers not only passed a budget, but overrode Democratic…
    Barry Smith, July 1, 2014
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    Keith Crisco’s death mourned by Democrats, Republicans alike

    Reactions from both major political parties to the death of Keith Crisco came in not long after news reports confirmed that the former commerce secretary and 2nd Congressional District Democratic candidate had died. Randy Voller, chairman of the state Democratic Party, released the following statement: “I got to know Secretary…
    Barry Smith, May 12, 2014
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    Moral Democrats and immoral Republicans

    A popular notion among liberals is that budgets are “moral documents.” For example, in a September 5 News & Observer op-ed, Chapel Hill lawyer Vivian Connell contends, “How we spend our money – as a municipality, as a country or as an individual – says more about what we…
    Terry Stoops, September 6, 2013
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    Remember when they changed NC incentives to satisfy Miley Cyrus?

    I wonder, amid all the reaction to Miley Cyrus’ weird, lewd, and flat-out bizarre performance at the Video Music Awards (go ahead and search for it if you wish; I doubt I could find a sufficiently unoffensive image from it here), if anyone remembered how important she was to the…
    Jon Sanders, August 27, 2013
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    Hood describes the ‘Carolina Comeback’ for National Review’s coast-to-coast audience

    The latest print edition of National Review features John Hood’s assessment of the “Carolina Comeback” the state’s Republican elected leaders have launched. Following up on an earlier analysis for Investor’s Business Daily, Hood highlights the state’s pro-growth tax reform plan, then follows up with analysis…
    Mitch Kokai, August 13, 2013