Phil Berger

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    Teacher calls retiring senator Tillman a “d-bag”

    State Sen. Jerry Tillman announced his retirement yesterday. Several teachers, presumably taking a break from preparations for the upcoming school year, expressed their opinions about Sen. Tillman on a popular Facebook group page.  None of the posts were more grotesque that the exchange screenshotted below.
    Terry Stoops, June 26, 2020
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    Press Release from NC Senate

    Here is a press release that was sent out this morning from the NC Senate President Pro Tempore’s office: Raleigh, N.C. – Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) on Tuesday announced the Senate members of the General Assembly’s top government oversight committee.   The Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental…
    Sarah Curry, November 3, 2015
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    Were N.C. political leaders singing in harmony?

    They weren’t quite singing Kumbaya at the General Assembly during Wednesday’s opening day ceremonies and press conferences, but the tone was a bit more harmonious than it’s been in recent months. Democrats and Republicans displayed a spirit of bipartisanship in the election of leaders – with Rep.
    Barry Smith, January 14, 2015
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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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    Senate leader Phil Berger previews the upcoming short session

    The ambitious agenda laid out by Senate President Pro-tem Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, for the upcoming legislative session Sen. Phil Berger made me wonder if the short session will really be short. The session begins on Wednesday. Berger said lawmakers’ time in Raleigh could be managed well. Here…
    Barry Smith, May 8, 2014
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    Top legislative issues take issue with Perdue’s Dix proposal

    The top leaders in the General Assembly, both Republicans, have taken issue with Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue’s efforts to transfer the Dorothea Dix campus to the city of Raleigh for a major city park. House Speaker Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg, said: “The Dorothea Dix campus is a historically…
    Barry Smith, November 27, 2012
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    N&O: Republicans should be magnanimous (sigh)

    In an editorial urging state Sen. Phil Berger to defer and study his education reform proposal, the editors of the News & Observer want Republican leaders “to be open to the input of people like the NCAE and June Atkinson, state superintendent of public instruction.”  I do not know…
    Terry Stoops, May 25, 2012
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    Boycott Manning’s Kangaroo Court

    Wake County Superior Court Judge Howard Manning issued an order for a hearing on June 22 to discuss education funding.  Senate Majority Leader Phil Berger hopes that Judge Manning is not “assuming or attempting to assume the role of legislators.”  But that is what Manning, our backyard judicial activist,…
    Terry Stoops, May 31, 2011