Politics (page 963)

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    De-Occupy Raleigh

    The Raleigh Capitol Police Department told the handful of protesters aka “Occupy Raleigh” to remove their tarps, coolers, and camp chairs from the sidewalk on Morgan Street. Jon Ham, Don Carrington, and I walked to the site and an RPD a Capitol officer said homeless people were taking food from…
    Rick Henderson, October 27, 2011
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    Quarter Cent Sales Tax = Support for Durham Schools

    According to a flyer downloaded from the Durham Public Schools website, “Quarter Cent Sales Tax = Support for Durham Schools.”  You can guess what a vote against the tax increase means! FYI: § 115C?46.1. Limitation on the use of public funds. A local board…
    Terry Stoops, October 27, 2011
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    Montgomery County Schools promote sales tax

    On their website, Montgomery County school officials call the proposed sales tax “An Investment in Education.”  Should school district resources be used in this effort? FYI: § 115C?46.1. Limitation on the use of public funds. A local board of education shall not…
    Terry Stoops, October 27, 2011
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    Orange County: Sales tax advocacy?

    Does Orange County cross the line into advocacy when they produce videos like this?…
    Terry Stoops, October 27, 2011
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    Qualifications for office

    On Wednesday’s Bill LuMaye Show, Bill and Democratic political strategist Perry Woods chatted about the run-off election between Wake County school board candidates Heather Losurdo and Kevin Hill.  Mr. Woods pointed out that Losurdo lacked “qualifications” for the office, whereas Hill had been employed by the district as a…
    Terry Stoops, October 27, 2011
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    New at CJO: Pro-lifers dispute report critical of pregnancy centers

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about pro-life groups’ response to a new report criticizing pro-life pregnancy centers.
    Mitch Kokai, October 27, 2011
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    Weekly Standard’s Cost says stars align well for Romney

    John Hood isn’t the only writing about the likelihood of a Mitt Romney victory in the Republican presidential race. The Weekly Standard‘s Jay Cost tackles that theme as well in his latest “Morning Jay” update. I’m not going to weigh in on…
    Mitch Kokai, October 27, 2011
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    Upcoming JLF Headliner documents lobbyists’ support for Obama

    The Washington Examiner‘s senior political columnist, Timothy P. Carney, will share his expertise with a John Locke Foundation Headliner audience Dec. 15 in Raleigh. In the meantime, you might enjoy his latest article on lobbyist support for the Obama re-election campaign. President…
    Mitch Kokai, October 27, 2011