Gov. Pat McCrory

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    How Valuable Is Trump’s Endorsement?

    We’re used to national attention on North Carolina when it comes to politics and key elections. It’s already started again, even though the pivotal U.S. Senate race to replace Republican Richard Burr is more than a year away. The primary, however, is just months down the road, and it’s the…
    Donna Martinez, September 9, 2021
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    Has Trump Changed the Senate Race? Carolina Journal’s Donna King Talks Trump On WPTF

    When former President Donald Trump endorsed Rep. Ted Budd in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Richard Burr, it was unexpected until shortly before the announcement, when the Budd campaign got the word. Three GOP candidates – Budd, former Gov. Pat McCrory, and former…
    Donna Martinez, June 15, 2021
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    Pat McCrory Jumps Into U.S. Senate Race: Watch His Video Here.

    Former Gov. Pat McCrory has jumped into the race for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Richard Burr. He joins former Triad-area Congressman Mark Walker. Carolina Journal’s Dallas Woodhouse writes that others could join the race as well.  Here’s McCrory’s announcement video.
    Donna Martinez, April 14, 2021
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    The return of Pat McCrory?

    The 2022 election season is here, and the North Carolina U.S. Senate seat now held by Richard Burr, is a sought-after seat. Already on the Republican side, former North Carolina Congressman Mark Walker has stepped into the GOP primary race. Will Walker face former Gov. Pat McCrory in that…
    Donna Martinez, February 3, 2021
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    US News Points to North Carolina as Tax Reform Done Right

    Writing for US News, Jared Walczak explains why North Carolina is a model for tax reform. North Carolina’s overhaul of its tax code yielded the most dramatic improvement in the “State Business Tax Climate Index’s” history, with the state’s ranking improving from 41st to 11th since 2013. More significantly,…
    Donna Martinez, November 2, 2017
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    The Biggest Unreported Story About GOP Governance Since 2010

    From syndicated columnist John Hood, writing in the August issue of Business North Carolina, comes data that may surprise many folks.  The new state budget allocates $3.7 billion in gas and car taxes and fees to highways and other transportation expenditures in 2017-18, with $3.8 billion authorized for 2018-19. That…
    Donna Martinez, August 25, 2017
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    Like the idea of a lower, flat income tax rate? We’ve got it.

    While we wait for tax reform at the federal level, it’s already taken place here in North Carolina. Take a look at the reforms that are ensuring you keep more of what you earn — and say thanks to the fiscal reformers in the General Assembly and to former Gov.
    Donna Martinez, August 10, 2017