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    Sale tax hike + school bond referendum in Guilford County?

    As I’ve posted earlier, Guilford County is considering a huge school bond—perhaps as high as $1 billion—to go on the November ballot. But–always the question–how to pay for it? Rhino Times reports county commissioners are mulling—wait for it—a quarter-cent sales tax hikes to help pay for the school…
    Sam Hieb, January 23, 2020
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    Re: Asheville’s $100m Thomas Wolfe Auditorium renovation

    I have seen a show—Willie Nelson–in Asheville’s Thomas Wolfe Auditorium—and while the place looks all 1970s from the outside, it seemed like a pretty nice place on the inside. But that was probably 25 years ago. Today, however: Amanda Hall is not one to beat around the flaking ceiling…
    Sam Hieb, January 21, 2020
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    Will Tom Steyer catch on in NC?

    Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer visited Charlotte last week in an attempt to convince voters that he’s the man to take President Trump’s place in 2021. Steyer’s pitch? A billionaire hedge fund manager can really be a “grass roots guy” who can deliver everything to everybody: Steyer, 62, spoke…
    Sam Hieb, January 21, 2020
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    Woke or unwoke

    Lynne Lechter writes at the American Thinker about those who consider themselves “woke.” Urban slang defines a person being “woke” or “wokeness” as someone being cognizant of “social justice.” Social justice, in this worldview, encompasses racism, feminism, gender fluidity, inequality, and “undocumented visitors” (illegal aliens). The very word…
    Mitch Kokai, January 20, 2020
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    Charlotte-Panthers-MLS $110m saga continues

    There is a lot going on here, but I’ll just jump to the chase–the City of Charlotte is holding firm —so far–on its offer of $110 million to pay for upgrades to Bank of America Stadium to accommodate the city’s recently acquired Major League Soccer franchise. But the…
    Sam Hieb, January 16, 2020
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    Kansas plans to use hospital tax scheme for Medicaid expansion

    It was recently announced the Democratic Governor of Kansas, and the Republican leader of the Kansas Senate reached a deal on Medicaid expansion. Kansas is going to use a hospital tax to fund the 10% state share of Medicaid expansion…
    Jordan Roberts, January 15, 2020
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    ‘If Trump is innocent, what is there to fear?’

    Letter to the editor in today’s Greensboro News & Record with the above headline. Greensboro resident David Hammond writes: American democracy will suffer if the Senate does not conduct an impartial impeachment trial. The required impartiality oath nevertheless appears meaningless to those senators, including North Carolina’s Thom Tillis, who…
    Sam Hieb, January 15, 2020
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    Media to N.C.–please be like Kansas

    Amazing how one state does something and now our wonderful state of North Carolina must follow suit–or so the mainstream media says so. Case in point—Kansas expands Medicaid, so both the Winston-Salem Journal and the News & Observer say North Carolina should do the same. To be fair–the…
    Sam Hieb, January 13, 2020