Gov. Bev Perdue (page 3)

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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
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    Sunset and periodic review reform awaits governor’s signature — which could be a problem? What?

    **See updates below also.** A sunset provision with periodic review is among a package of regulatory reforms that has been sent to the governor today — which would be the third year in a row the General Assembly has produced regulatory reforms. Having a sunset provision would be vital…
    Jon Sanders, July 26, 2013
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    Senate and McCrory have similar Budgets

    The long awaited Senate budget arrived around 10:30pm on Sunday via the legislature’s website.  Monday the subcommittee’s debated the budget, and Tuesday it was heard in Base Budget Appropriations and Finance Committees.  Only having 5 amendments during committee, the budget is scheduled to take the floor in the NC…
    Sarah Curry, May 22, 2013
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    The Marriage Amendment: The sky didn’t fall!

    Regardless of whether you supported or opposed the Marriage Amendment, it is important to assess the legal, political, and social consequences of its passage.  E. Gregory Wallace of the Campbell University School of Law begins that process with his recently published working paper,”The Sky Didn’t Fall: The Meaning and…
    Terry Stoops, May 8, 2013
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Three political supporters of former Gov. Beverly Perdue pleaded guilty to campaign finance-related charges in recent days. Rick Henderson explains the significance of those guilty pleas during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops discusses parents’, teachers’, and education advocates’ concerns about the Common Core State…
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2013